January 17, 2022

Librarian 2.0 and Beyond is Theme of Latest Issue of Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter

The December 2011 issue (Vol. 9, No. 3) of Elsevier’s Library Connect Newsletter is now available online (free).

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Here’s a selection of feature articles from this issue. There are more feature articles plus material in the On the Road, Zip File, and Quick Clicks section also available.

In this Issue
by Colleen DeLory, Editor, Library Connect Newsletter

“Structural change” and librarianship
By Jeffrey Stanton, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Being “Librarian 2.0”: It’s all in the attitude
by Helen Partridge, Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The new role of librarians at Chiba University’s Academic Link
by Hiroya Takeuchi, University Librarian, Director of Academic Link Center, and Professor of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Letters, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

Retooling library staff to take on the future, where a state of flux is the new normal
by Rudy Leon, Technology Training Librarian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

LIBER Leadership Development Program: Building a high-level seminar for the next generation of senior leaders
by Julien Roche, Chair of the LIBER Steering Committee on Organisation and Human Resources/Director of the Libraries of the University of Lille 1 – Science and Technology, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

To connect with today’s library users, librarians need to implement and stay abreast of the latest communications technologies and tools
by Aaron Tay, Librarian, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Librarians are engaging in new roles, such as helping to improve the discoverability and raise the impact of their researchers’ academic publications
by M. Luisa Álvarez-de-Toledo, Jefe del Servicio de Información Bibliográfica, Biblioteca, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

How “muggles” can enrich the library team
by Donna Carroll, Academic Services Development Manager, University of Warwick Library, Coventry, UK

The new roles of medical libraries and librarians in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Opportunities and challenges
by Hatem Nour El-Din H. Mohamed, Technical Officer, Library and Health Literature Services, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt

With many of their library buildings under repair, Haitian students can now access Research4Life resources via a new digital library

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