Solo Librarian

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Articles

Keogh, Kristina (2006). Solo Librarianship: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for New Librarians. LIScareer.com. This article on LisCareer.com discusses the challenges that face solo librarians and offers advice on budgeting and staffing concerns.

Peacock, Jennifer (2011). Tips for Coping with Burnout. This list from SLA offers tips for dealing with stress related to solo librarianship.

Books

Smallwood, Carol (2011). How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian. Scarecrow Press. How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian is a compilation of chapters by librarians offering advice to colleagues who must work alone or with very limited help. The contributors come from schools and colleges, special and corporate archives, public libraries, and seasoned LIS faculty across the United States and abroad who are familiar with the vigor, dedication, and creativity necessary for solo librarians.

Websites

Lang, John (2011). The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog A solo librarian's blog about his experiences setting up a special library & digital libraries from scratch.

Peacock, Jennifer (2011). Libhat's Blog This blog was created by a solo librarian to help other solo librarians, and in turn be helped by other information professionals. The author shares ideas and resources that have helped or might be of help to her and other solo librarians.