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What Academic Librarians Do

What Librarians Do...


What is an Academic Librarian?

  • Has a master's degree in library and information science
  • Often has an additional advanced degree or subject specialization
  • Is a member of the tenure-track faculty at CU-Boulder

Academic Librarians...

  • Teach classes on academic research
  • Help individuals with their information needs
  • Purchase books and journals on a particular subject
  • Contribute to the scholarship of the profession
  • Provide access to information in a variety of formats
  • Design, manage and maintain websites
  • Incorporate new technologies into instruction and research
  • Work with academic departments




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