In My Librarian Mind

Friday, November 18, 2005

Where does the library fit?

Upon reading U.S. college drop-out rate sparks concern: Educators turn attention to getting students all the way to graduation, I thought to myself; "Where does the library fit?" Academic libraries are often that one place on campus in which every student is somewhat familiar. The library is often open when other buildings are closed. The library is full of individuals (librarians) acting as mentors to the student population everyday (or should be). I deeply believe that this is the library's role. We need to open our doors and proclaim we are here to help you--no catch, come in, ask questions, find answers, gain access, and become an integral and valued piece of our community.

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