Manager, Library and Information Services
QLD Federal Court of Australia
Conference Day Two: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Research is highlighting the importance of the human connection in our increasingly digital world. Librarians are the obvious people to provide this connection within the digital library. Their role has long been to bring people and information together. However, librarians have traditionally had an ambiguous relationship with library users.
The evolution of the role over time has led to librarians being stereotypically characterised as either stern, intimidating guardians of the collection or mild-mannered, benign service providers. The changing nature of libraries in the digital environment presents an opportunity to rebuild this relationship for the benefit of both library users and library staff.