Share Paper: The Current State of Library and Information Sciences Roles

  1. Remberto Jimenez, New Jersey City University, United States
Thursday, March 24 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Vernon

Abstract: The role of the library science professional has evolved over the years. The library science and information professional is no longer just the “keeper of text and media.” Library science professionals are now known by other names, such as school library media specialists and teachers of information literacy. With the transformation of traditional libraries into learning commons and makerspaces, the role of the librarian has shifted to one of enabling learning and collaboration via a variety of methods. The role of the library professional has evolved to also include being a curator, co-teacher, facilitator, program manager, and information specialist. Moreover, ...