What librarians say they want from their professional associations: A survey of business librarians

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Steve Cramer, Business Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Library organizations exist to provide professional development, networking, and service and presentation opportunities to librarians. Yet membership in many library organizations is declining. A survey of business librarians from all types of libraries provided data on benefits of membership. Respondents identified characteristics of successful organizations as well as reasons for their disappointments. Quality programming and training, networking opportunities, and member engagement were positives while poor communication and a lack of opportunities to get involved were the most common concerns. The article concludes with four recommendations on ways library organizations can remain relevant, useful, and valued to their members.

Additional Information

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
Language: English
Date: 2020
business librarians, organization membership, professional development, professional organizations

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