Academic libraries are undergoing a quiet revolution

UK“Thirty years ago, says Professor Jane Core, director of library and learning services at the University of Northumbria, people went into librarianship for a quiet life that had a bit of cachet. If they think that now, however, ‘they may be disappointed,’ she says. ‘Here, our focus is on working with people and with information.’ There’s not much spare time to stick your nose in a book. Applying for a job in a university library because you ‘love reading’ isn’t going to get you very far these days ….” (more)

[Louise Tickle, Guardian, 18 August]

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