Changing Role of Library Professionals and Need of Skill Development in Digital Environment

Jitendra Kumar Dubey

Abstract


The earlier meaning of traditional library from document preservation to knowledge management has been changed due to rapid progress in information and communication technology (ICT), primarily the internet and the web has made important change in the field of information. ICT has impacted library service, preservation and conservation of learning resources and more emphasis on digitalization of learning resources.

Present libraries are playing role as information centre where maximum learning resources are available in digital format and online to users. The librarians are facing new challenging because of unprecedented explosion of information and its availability in different form. The cope with these problems, the modern librarianship needs to be changed their attitude and practice from custodian of document to information provider, information analyst, information creator etc. There has been a paradigm shift in the way of traditional libraries from manage as traditional store house to access providers. The present digital environment has brought a lot of changes in library and information services and role and responsibilities of the library professionals to satisfy their users’ information need

Keywords


Library Professionals, Information provider, Role of library professionals, Information analyst, Skill Development

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