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"This is an opportunity for librarians to reinvent themselves, but it is about moving out of their areas": new roles for library leaders? / Gwyer, Roisin.

In: New Review of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 24, No. 3-4, 09.04.2019, p. 428-441.

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Gwyer, Roisin. / "This is an opportunity for librarians to reinvent themselves, but it is about moving out of their areas": new roles for library leaders?. In: New Review of Academic Librarianship. 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 3-4. pp. 428-441.

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