The Net generation A life with computers and digital media Control and interactivity Multi-tasking and information technology Format is irrelevant – just make it digital Convenience: Wherever and whenever
Environment in transition Information-centered Digital preference Information Gateway Library-centered Paper-based media Physical repository
Implications for librarians Digital Access When and Wherever Technology Savvy Clients Library / Web 2.0 Wider presence Interactive Cutting edge technology On-demand delivery
Traditional roles are changing Information Provider Custodian Customer Service Facilitator Arranging Access Value Added Service
The 21 st Century Librarian Expanded competencies Deal maker and change agent Facilitator and educator Innovator and collaborator Policy maker and business manager
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