The Academic Librarian's New Role as Information Provider

Grace M. Jackson-Brown

Abstract

Electronic information resources, such as CD-ROM bibliographic databases, are transforming significantly the way academic researchers find information and the way in which librarians assist academic researchers. CD-ROM and other electronic information resources in academic libraries bring new demands from end-users for services from librarians. In order to meet these new demands for services, academic librarians as information providers must work more closely in an active partnership with researchers and producers of electronic databases.