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VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Information Literacy
Electronic Access and Information Services Manager, National Information Library Service
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How do librarians thrive and flourish in an era when the Virtual Learning Environment is gathering momentum, when digital resources are becoming more widespread and often less centralized? How do librarians remain important when the electronic matrix and the wider organisation is creating uncatalogued and unregistered information? This is a purposely- provocative paper that questions the way librarians conceive of, and use the resources they have available. The author asks that we as librarians rethink traditional design methods for information literacy and other programmes in the Virtual Learning Environment, to make fuller use of the available resource. The Author asks that we as librarians go beyond standard resource management and standard perceptions of the library and role of the librarian.