Social Librarian

LCSLinfo_390_0I am a social librarian! Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Actually, it isn’t. The following infographic was created by Elsevier and librarian Joe Murphy in recognition of how “the social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.” I think infographics like this are great because it brings to light the varied roles modern librarians are often asked to assume. Librarians are not just people that shush and shuffle books anymore – if they ever were! Even if you don’t agree with the classifications and tasks described in this infographic, I believe that it is a good starting point to launch a discussion in the profession about modern librarianship.

Via the Elsevier Library Connect newsletter. Click on the image above to open it in a new tab and in a greater size.


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I am a woman working in the Twin Cities as a programming Librarian.
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