the Ivory Tower:
Creative Strategies for Learning & Leading
20-23, 2006. Conference
The profession of librarianship predates that of university professor, originating in 12th-century Europe with the creation of the university system. Librarians have always been central to the movement of information and knowledge between scholars and students.
As we move forward in the 21st century, academic librarians need to apply creative strategies to retain our prominence within the mission of higher education. Reaching beyond the library allows us to engage in meaningful dialogue with those in other academic disciplines and the academy at large; reaching beyond the campus provides opportunities to connect with others in the profession and the community. Academic librarians must take the lead in researching trends in education and librarianship, exploring new pedagogies, and working at the forefront of new technologies, as we bring our practice to its most innovative level.
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