Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the challenges facing academic librarians in an increasingly networked environment. Design/methodology/approach – Draws on theoretical perspectives and the literature to argue the case for academic librarians to develop their theoretical understanding of communication and pedagogy and the practical implications. Findings – Suggests five distinct areas of opportunity in which librarians can develop their role. Originality/value – The paper states that new roles are opening up for academic librarians, roles which build on their traditional skills but challenge them to acquire new ones.
Library Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 30, 2007
Keywords: Academic libraries; Communication; Learning
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