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Books

Allen, B. (2019) The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working, Facet

This book provides a straightforward and pragmatic guide to leadership, management and teamwork in contemporary library and information services. Chapter 9 focuses on Communications. [Last checked: 19/5/20]

Anderson, R. (2018) Scholarly Communication: what everyone needs to know, Oxford University Press

Organised in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this book provides a lively and helpful summary of some of the most important issues and developments in the world of scholarly communication. [Last checked: 19/5/20]

Shedrick Ross, C & Nilsen, K (2013) Communicating Professionally: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (3rd ed.), Neal-Schuman

An updated and expanded version of Communicating Professionally is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media. [Last checked: 23/3/20]

Videos

The secret structure of great talks

From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. [Last checked: 23/3/20]