Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Incoming! As usual.

When challenged to move their institutions forward in this information-intensive age, administrators are generally quick to employ new technologies in pursuit of enhanced service offerings.

The troubling reality though is that the implementation of such technologies is almost always seen as providing desirable opportu­ni­ties to reduce budgets.

True. We seem to be in a fight with technology in the eyes of administartion when we should be seen as more invaluable because of the increases in technology. Fewer academic librarians means less skilled research being done in the university both by faculty and by students. Instructors bemoan the research skills of students and yet deny librarians class time with their students to help them with the problem.

[ Academic Librarians Are under Attack ]

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