The library lives

June 18, 2015

Laurie Taylor provides his usual incisive perspective on current issues in higher education by poking gentle fun at the changing roles of academic librarians (“The Dewey, Dewey Fog”, The Poppletonian, 11 June). But I’m pleased to report that here at the University of Lincoln, and I’m sure in the academic library community as a whole, the old-school concept of reader service is alive and well. Indeed, we put a lot of effort into offering all our users access to expert, well-trained librarians who have a real understanding and affinity for the subjects that they support. Although we may sometimes succumb to the tendency to obscure with jargon, as suggested in the article, academic libraries remain places where students are supported to expand their knowledge through access to the ideas of others, whether in print or electronically.

Ian Snowley
University librarian, University of Lincoln

Please Login or Register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Sponsored

Featured jobs

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Psychology

Royal Holloway, University Of London

Laboratory Manager

Durham University

Research Fellow – School of Computing 

Edinburgh Napier University

Freelance HR Tutor

Bpp University