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The UK newspaper Guardian occasionally have articles on academic libraries. Normally they're not too favourable, but last week there was a really interesting article about how academic libraries are undergoing a quiet revolution. The article talks about how the information environment is changing and with that the role of the academic librarian must adapt from one of a keeper of information to one of a marketer of services and teacher/trainer to help students (and academics) use the right services with the appropriate tools and techniques to get the best information. The article features insights from academic librarians in the UK and gives...

Well, the point has finally arrived where I get to blog for work! One of our academic schools is concerned by their low student support results from the most recent student survey, and have approached the Learning Centre asking what we can do to help. A large percentage of their students are part time (almost 70%!) so one of the problems in the past has been that they are unable to visit the Learning Centre very regularly so aren't fully aware of our services. This is particularly true for those students who work full time and only come into the University...