Course begins January 16th, 2017!

Free Online Course

Small Library Management

Your Instructor:

Larry Cooperman
Author of Managing the One-Person Library

Free Online Course

Small Library Management

Your Instructor:

Larry Cooperman
Author of Managing the One-Person Library

Free Online Course

Small Library Management

Your Instructor:

Larry Cooperman
Author of Managing the One-Person Library

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Course Description

Learn techniques for the effective and efficient management of a one-person library. Skill building is critical for ensuring the growth and sustainability of small libraries. Your online instructor, Larry Cooperman, will give practical guidance on developing skills in the following areas:

  • Operational—cataloging, serials management, collection development
  • Organizational—change management, time management
  • Marketing—resources, strategies, case study review

Registrants will also learn networking and professional development skills that build confidence and help maintain connections to the library community.

Course format consists of self-paced, weekly modules with reading assignments and written projects, and includes instructor assessment and student-instructor feedback and class participation. Students will be expected to actively participate in online discussions as an important complement to their written classwork.

About Your Instructor

Larry Cooperman

Larry Cooperman

Expert Solo Library manager, Library Director, and Author

Larry Cooperman has worked as a solo library manager and library director for the past twelve years, primarily in academic, public, and school libraries. He authored the book Managing the One-Person Library and taught a companion online course for Simmons GSLIS from July 2009 to June 2016. Larry also writes book reviews for the School Library Journal, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and College & Research Library News. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty librarian at the University of Central Florida and national adjunct online instructor for Rasmussen College, teaching business research and general research courses for undergraduate students.

Managing the One-Person Library

Managing the One-Person Library

(Chandos Information Professional Series)

Managing the One-person Library provides an important resource for solo librarians confronted with the challenges of running a small library, with chapters covering areas such as operations management, collection development, serials management, IT troubleshooting, and marketing. This book delivers a much-needed resource manual with advice that empowers solo librarians of all backgrounds—and paraprofessionals—to manage their collections and operations as effectively as their large library counterparts.

  • Written by a librarian with extensive solo library management experience
  • Relevant to solo librarians in many sectors (e.g., medical, law, academic)
  • Essential reading for paraprofessionals who manage one-person libraries