Key professional principles for South African academic librarians

Show simple item record Coetsee, Tertia Weiner, Sharon A. 2014-07-15T10:53:58Z 2014-07-15T10:53:58Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This article examines academic librarianship in South Africa; general trends and challenges in academic librarianship; and the higher education (HE) environment in which academic libraries exist. The authors propose that South African academic librarians adopt several key professional principles to best support the priorities of their institutions. Academic librarians who understand and respond to trends occurring in the larger context of HE will continue to have a critical role in their institutions. As libraries have continually adapted to the information needs of their institutions and stakeholders in the past, they can continue to adapt by embracing these principles: Be institution-centric, rather than library-centric. Use existing research and theories to develop and provide services and resources that will make the most effective use of staff and financial resources. Make assessment an integral part of library operations. Conduct practice-based research. Engage in ongoing professional development. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Coetsee, T & Weiner, SA 2013, 'Key professional principles for South African academic librarians', Mousaion, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 110-126. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0027-2639
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dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.rights Unisa Press en_US
dc.subject Academic libraries en_US
dc.subject Trends en_US
dc.subject Professional principles en_US
dc.subject Professional development en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.title Key professional principles for South African academic librarians en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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