Title

The Expert Library: Staffing, Sustaining, and Advancing the Academic Library in the 21st Century

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

January 2010

Abstract

In the midst of a decade of extraordinary change in academic libraries – change driven by information technology, new approaches to teaching and learning, new models for scholarly communication, and new expectations for the ways we will discover, share, and make use of information – there is nothing so important to the future of the library and its continued place at the heart of the academic enterprise than its people and the expertise that they bring to the design, development, and delivery of library services. What will those services be, and who will provide them? The Expert Library provides an overview of the changing dynamics entailed in recruiting and retaining academic library professionals for the 21st century and contains fresh thinking and insights into what will be required to ensure continued library relevance and success through its people.

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