Apps and attitudes : towards an understanding of the m-librarian’s professional make-up

Davis, K. & Partridge, H. (2011) Apps and attitudes : towards an understanding of the m-librarian’s professional make-up. In 3rd International m-libraries Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

This chapter will discuss a research project that identifies the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the m-librarian. Six library and information professionals engaged in the provision of m-library services throughout Australia were interviewed. Six themes emerged as being critical for the m-librarian: technology, personal traits, user focus, communication, collaboration, research and development. The research is significant because it establishes an open dialogue between current industry professionals, library science educators and the professional association on the evolving skills and knowledge required by information professional in a world of rapidly changing technology. This dialogue will guide the development of current and future education of library and information professionals.

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ID Code: 47440
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2011 23:55
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 07:20

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