Making the Case to Special Libraries
I think that the whole library ecosystem is positively impacted when libraries succeed at the ballot box. As a librarian in a corporate, research, medical, or legal setting you know that the people who work with you, need your research or bibliographic skills, and ongoing project support may/should/do use the library in their own communities. The more positive presence the library has in their off-time the more likely they are to look to you as a colleague and team member. And vice versa.
I am sure many members of ORLSA understand what it’s like to be a solo librarian, and the importance of reaching out to allies in other libraries. We reach out for professional development opportunities; ask for recommendations for products, systems & services; and we depend on each other for basic camaraderie. In short, we stick together.
Thanks to ORSLA for posting this piece as information-only.
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