August 27, 2014

New Research Article: “Digital Native Academic Librarians, Technology Skills, and Their Relationship with Technology”

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The following article is published in the new issue of Information Technology and Libraries (Vol.32, No.3; 2013).

Title

Digital Native Academic Librarians, Technology Skills, and Their Relationship with Technology 

Author

Jenny Emanuel
University of Illinois, Urbana 

Abstract

A new generation of academic librarians, who are a part of the Millennial Generation born between 1982 and 2001 are now of the age to either be in graduate school or embarking on their careers. This paper, as part of a larger study examining Millennial academic librarians, their career selection, their attitudes, and their technology skills, looks specifically at the technology skills and attitudes towards technology among a group of young librarians and library school students.  The author initially wanted to learn if the increasingly high tech nature of academic librarianship attracted Millennials to the career, but results showed that they had a much more complex relationship with technology than the author assumed.

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