future of the librarian

Updated: Guardian web chat on the evolving role of the academic librarian

UPDATED (22nd March 2012): the Guardian have now published a summary of the discussion which you can read here. It takes some key points from each panelist. For an explanation of what this is, and links to the original debate itself, see the original post below. Overall the experience was enjoyable but exhausting! 2 hours of really intense reading and writing, but I think we all got a lot out of it...


Just a short post to say, come and join me for a live-chat on Friday lunchtime!

I'm excited to be a panelist for the Guardian newspaper's Higher Education Network, along with Jo Webb, Andy Priestner and Simon Bains. We're discussing 'the evolving role of HE librarians', in real-time, on the Guardian's website.

A screen-grab of the article

Full details of the chat are here.

The chat takes place in the comments section beneath the article - so you can either follow it along (don't forget to hit refresh regularly...) or actively take part by logging in to the Guardian's website. There'll be a summary of the best bits posted online at a later date, you can follow @GdnHigherEd to get updates during the process too, and the hashtag to search is #HELiveChat.

Hope to see you there!

- thewikiman