From lackey to leader: The evolution of the librarian in the age of the Internet

Croud, J. A., Manning, M. G. and Schmidt, J. B. (2000). From lackey to leader: The evolution of the librarian in the age of the Internet. In: M. Khosrowpour, Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century. 2000 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, (505-508). 21-24 May 2000.


Author Croud, J. A.
Manning, M. G.
Schmidt, J. B.
Title of paper From lackey to leader: The evolution of the librarian in the age of the Internet
Conference name 2000 Information Resources Management Association International Conference
Conference location Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Conference dates 21-24 May 2000
Proceedings title Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century
Journal name Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Idea Group Publishing
Publication Year 2000
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1878289845
Editor M. Khosrowpour
Start page 505
End page 508
Total pages 4
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Today hybrid libraries extend beyond physical walls. Librarians organise and facilitate access to information whether it is from print collections or new digital sources. To complement information management skills and technical expertise, they have developed strategies that lead their clients into effective access to, and use of information.

Librarians are now teachers, research partners and web designers. Through partnerships with faculty, and by fostering the integration of information skills into the curriculum, they are contributing to the reaching, learning and research processes.

Librarians in the digital age are people of intellectual flexibility, who embrace change and constantly update their knowledge and skills. They are people-oriented and able to interact closely with their clients.

This paper discusses the evolution of librarians in the age of the Internet, with specific reference to the roles of librarians at the University of Queensland Library.
Subjects E2
280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management
700201 Library and related information services
Keyword Computer Science
Information Systems
Management
Q-Index Code E2

 
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