The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience

Jacob W. Gucker
2015 Theological Librarianship  
Moats, eds. The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience. Chicago: American Library Association, 2014. 143 pp. $58.00. Softcover. ISBN: 97808838912393. The librarian. My librarian. A simple change from the definite article to a possessive pronoun produces a profound change in meaning. In academic libraries "the librarian" is often seen as an administrator or organizer rather than an approachable provider of essential resources and services. What if such a simple change could
more » ... hange could demystify the library and its wardens, granting to students and faculty the perspective that they have their very own personal librarian? Flowing from the endeavors of editors and contributors with a wealth of academic library experience, this book presents the origin and results of personal librarian programs. Arising from current trends and practices in librarianship and higher education, personal librarian programs assign incoming students with a specific librarian who maintains a relationship with each student throughout his or her course of studies.
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