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Are Mls Graduates Being Prepared For The Changing And Emerging Roles That Librarians Must Now Assume Within Research Libraries?, James L. Mullins
Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research
The focus of research libraries is changing to include digital resources, improving the information literacy level of patrons, and creating new partnerships on and off campus, among other things. This creates a need to recruit librarians trained in these areas and open to these changes. Library science training is a necessary foundation for preparing graduates to qualify for and excel in changing and emerging new roles. This article explores current recruitment efforts to articulate new roles and to successfully hire graduates with the skills and aptitude to fill them.