ERIC Number: EJ866965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 6
Economic Hard Times and Electronic Resources
Grogg, Jill E.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v21 n2 p127-130 2009
Library school courses focusing on management and budgeting are as important as ever, as are continuing education opportunities for librarians who may not have encountered a severe economic recession. The journal crisis of the 1990s is still a fresh and unpleasant memory for many. However, for other librarians who may have graduated from library school in the years since or do not have a business or economic background, a formalized or crash course in the economics of scholarly and other types of publishing may be necessary. When faced with new or reemerging challenges, an understanding of an issue's nuances helps one meet those challenges. Reference librarians must understand the sources available to them to answer questions. Instruction librarians must continually update themselves about the latest instructional technology practices and learning and teaching theory. The same holds true for those dealing with electronic resources. A firm grasp of theoretical concepts helps librarians in their practice.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Librarians, Business Skills, Library Administration, Library Services, Electronic Libraries, Cost Indexes, Economic Impact
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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