#SLAers Flying Solo


Want to learn more about being a solo librarianship or working in a one-person library? Here are some readings that may help you understand who we are & what we do!

Articles & Blog Posts

Jennifer A. Bartlett (2017) When It’s Just You: The Challenges of Solo Librarianship. Library Leadership & Management, v.31, no.3, p. 1-3.

Elizabeth Fite, Gabriele Hysong & Anna Yang. (2017) One Person, Multiple Skills: Managing a Solo Library. Information Outlook.

Naomi House (2013) Tom Nielsen of SLA Solo Division…In Six. INALJ.

Kristina Keogh (2006) Solo Librarianship: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for New Librarians. LIScareer.com

Lucidea (2016) Going It Alone? Professional Development Options for Solo Librarians

Guy St. Clair (1997) Solo Power: How One-Person Libraries Maximize Their Influence. Information Outlook.


Elizabeth C. Burns (2015) Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery (Chandos Information Professional Series).

Judith A. Siess (1997) The SOLO Librarian’s Sourcebook (Information Today).

Carol Smallwood & Melissa J. Clapp (2011) How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (Scarecrow Press)

Guy St. Clair & Joan Williamson (1992) Managing the New One-Person Library (2nd ed.) (K.G. Saur Verlag)



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