The purpose of this paper is to explore the issues surrounding professionals whose legacy skills do not align with the new directions in which the academic library is moving. It also examines the ways in which the disappearance of traditional roles impacts librarians and users alike.
This paper considers policies for training professionals for their roles in the twenty-first century academic library sphere and identifies skills they will need for these new roles.
This paper provides insights into possible solutions for training librarians and library staff so that they will have necessary skills for their future roles.
This paper will provide library managers with approaches to staff training and a framework for understanding the specific skills that will be necessary for staff to possess in the twenty-first century academic library.
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