The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age

Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities

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About the Book

As new technology and opportunities emerge through the revolutionary impacts of the digital age, the function of libraries and librarians and how they provide services to constituents is rapidly changing. The impact of new technology touches everything from libraries’ organizational structures, business models, and workflow processes, to position descriptions and the creation of new positions. As libraries are required to make operational adjustments to meet the growing technological demands of libraries’ customer bases and provide these services, librarians must be flexible in adapting to this fast-moving environment. This volume shares the unique perspectives and experiences of librarians on the front lines of this technological transformation. The essays within provide details of both the practical applications of surviving, adapting, and growing when confronted with changing roles and responsibilities, as well as a big picture perspective of the changing roles impacting libraries and librarians. This book strives to be a valuable tool for librarians involved in public and technical services, digital humanities, virtual and augmented reality, government documents, information technology, and scholarly communication.

About the Author(s)

Tom Diamond is the collections and materials selector librarian at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. His published monographs include coverage of the tobacco industry and middle management in academic and public libraries. He is a member of the American Library Association.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Tom Diamond

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8016-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3998-7
Imprint: McFarland