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Contents Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part I ¿ The Basics Chapter 1 - What Is an OPL? A Brief History of the OPL Movement Where OPLs Work Hospital Libraries Law Libraries Public Libraries Public or Private School Libraries Prison or Jail Libraries Zoo or Museum Libraries Church or Synagogue Libraries OPLs Not in Libraries Characteristics of an OPL A Week in the Life of an OPL Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday An International View U.K. Germany Australia South Africa Latin America Canada Austria Elsewhere in the World Profiles of OPLs Around the World Chapter 2 - Management: General Concepts The User Is Job One¿Customer Service Know Thy Organization: Organizational Behavior and Corporate Culture We Must Matter Chapter 3 - Time Management, Planning, and Prioritization Ten Myths About Time Stop Wasting Time Avoid Procrastination The Art of Saying No Other Ways to Make the Most of Your Valuable Time Even More Time-Management Hints Manage Your Absences Planning Why Plan? What Is Planning? How Do You Plan? Vision and Mission Statements Prioritization Question Things Chapter 4 - Financial Matters Budgeting Bookkeeping Declining Budgets Money-Saving Tips Conclusion Chapter 5 - Communication, Marketing, and Advocacy Communication What Do You Need to Communicate and to Whom? How to Communicate Better The Annual Report Oral Presentations Working with Your Boss The Care and Feeding of Nerds, or How to Work with Your Computer People Interpersonal Networking Library Promotion: Self-Serving or Just Good Sense? How to Promote Your Library One Last Word on Public Relations Advocacy Chapter 6 - Along the Information Superhighway: The OPL and Technology MISSING A HEAD What the Internet Is and Is Not Defining the Librarian¿s Role in the Information Society Collection Development in an Electronic World: Choosing Formats and Evaluating Resources Purchasing Online The Future: Where Are We Going? What About a Virtual Library? Chapter 7 - Other Issues: Education, Downsizing and Outsourcing, and Knowledge Management Education for One-Person Librarianship Are Special Librarians and OPLs Different? Downsizing and Outsourcing Downsizing Outsourcing Knowledge Management What is Knowledge Management? Knowledge Management and Your Organization Can an OPL do Knowledge Management? Chapter 8 - The Future of One-Person Librarianship Technology The Library of the Future Future Roles of the Librarian The Future for Specific Types of Librarians The Future of One-Person Librarianship My View of the Future Part II ¿ Resources Chapter 9 - Business, Management, and Economics Advertising Business Print Resources Associations Web Sites International Business Management and Economics Not-for-Profit Organizations Strategic Planning Chapter 10 - Computers and the Web Books and Articles Search Engines Creating Better Web Pages Accessibility Other Web Sites Chapter 11 ¿ Government International and Multinational Africa Asia Australia Britain and Europe North America Chapter 12 - Journalism and News Journalism News Chapter 13 - Language, Literature, and the Arts Language and Literature Translation Word Play Other Sites The Arts Chapter 14 - Law, Legal Libraries, and Copyright Books Articles Journals Directories General Portals International Law U.S. Law Intellectual Property (Copyright and Trademark Law) Other Web Sites Law Librarian Resources Chapter 15 - Libraryland Stuff Reference Sources Managing E-Resources Management Grant Writing Books and Articles Web Sites Records Management Prison Libraries Articles and Books Other Resources Disaster Planning Miscellaneous Books Marketing and Advocacy Books Web Sites KM and Information Science Resources Books Web Sites and Online Publications Libraries and Books Professional Issues Starting a library Keeping Up Web Sites Journals Weblogs Electronic Lists Other Lists of Interest Careers and Job Hunting Web Sites Employment Agencies Job Hunting Library Schools Australia U.K. U.S. Canada Library Suppliers Books Equipment and Services Subscription Agencies Australia U.S. Elsewhere Professional Associations Australia U.S. and Canada U.K. Other Library Professional Organizations Serving Special Constituencies Just for Fun and Miscellaneous Chapter 16 - Medicine, Health, Nursing, and Medical Libraries Portals and Search Engines Dictionaries and Lexicons Physical Therapy Mental Health Pharmacy Medical Statistics Laboratory Testing Nursing Complementary and Alternative Medicine Books Journals Web Sites Continuing Medical Education Sites Hand-Held Computer Resources Miscellaneous Sites Evidence-Based Medicine Books Articles Journals Organizations Portals and Lists of Resources Discussion Lists Databases Clinical Trials and Systematic Reviews Surgery Web Sites Other EBM Sites EBM Nursing Consumer Health Information Web Sites Portals Symptoms Web Sites First Aid Wellness and Nutrition Medicines and Lab Tests Cultural Issues and Multilanguage Information Health Literacy Databases Other Sites Especially for Librarians Books and Articles Journals Portals and Medical Web Sites Professional Resources Electronic Lists Advocacy and Marketing Organizations Chapter 17 - Science, Engineering, and Technology General Science Engineering Technology Aeronautics Agriculture Biosciences Chemistry Materials Science Blogs For Science Librarians Chapter 18 - Socials Sciences Education Learning Disabilities History Psychology Urban Planning and Geography Other Sites Chapter 19 ¿ Miscellaneous Calculators of All Kinds Fun Stuff Travel Other Useful Sites Bibliography and Sources Cited About the Author Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Small libraries -- Administration.
Special libraries -- Administration.