Communicating the library: librarians and faculty in dialogue

Peter Brophy (Centre for Research in Library and Information Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Publication date: 30 October 2007



The purpose of this paper is to consider the challenges facing academic librarians in an increasingly networked environment.


Draws on theoretical perspectives and the literature to argue the case for academic librarians to develop their theoretical understanding of communication and pedagogy and the practical implications.


Suggests five distinct areas of opportunity in which librarians can develop their role.


The paper states that new roles are opening up for academic librarians, roles which build on their traditional skills but challenge them to acquire new ones.



Brophy, P. (2007), "Communicating the library: librarians and faculty in dialogue", Library Management, Vol. 28 No. 8/9, pp. 515-523.

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