• from gatekeepers to gate-openers: designing meaningful library experiences

    Author(s):
    steven bell (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Academic librarianship
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #librarians, user experience, gatekeeper, gate-opener
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VB6M
    Abstract:
    As gatekeepers and content buyers, academic librarians carve out only a limited higher education role - making information accessible - for themselves. Our future depends on our ability to differentiate what libraries offer and what library workers bring to their communities. This article lays out an alternate vision for the library profession - as gate-keeper - where the focus is on designing great library experiences and building relationships with community members.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
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