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What does a librarian do?

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2012  |  15 Views

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An Academic Lbrarian has many roles:

  • Provide resources and library services to faculty, students and staff supporting the mission of college.
  • Teach new faculty and students how to find, access and evaluate content found in print and web-based sources.
  • Offer training and support to users of online information.
  • Serve as subject liaison to meet teaching and research needs.
  • Collaborate with faculty to improve information literacy levels of students.
  • Conduct user studies on how resources and services are being used.
  • Acquire, organize, disseminate and preserve collections of resources.
  • Transform resources and services into digital formats.
  • Organize displays and exhibits on various themes.
  • Engage and sponsor events to promote higher level of learning.
  • Develop policies, rules and regulations for the public use of the library.
  • Attend programs and workshops on and off the college campus.
  • Partner with other institutions for resource sharing.

For more information about the role of a librarian you may contact a Reference Librarian at (973) 290-4248 or visit the Mahoney Library Website

If you are looking for research about librarians in school, medical, public or specialized libraries, feel free to browse our library publications under the Subject Heading "Social Sciences" in Online and Print Journals on our home page.  You may also search Library Literature and Information Science Abstracts, ProQuest and Academic Search Premier available in Research Tools- Databases A-Z.

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