ERIC Number: EJ1103332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Technical Communicator: A New Model for the Electronic Resources Librarian?
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v28 n2 p84-92 2016
This article explores whether technical communicator is a useful model for electronic resources (ER) librarians. The fields of ER librarianship and technical communication (TC) originated and continue to develop in relation to evolving technologies. A review of the literature reveals four common themes for ER librarianship and TC. While the technical communicator model does not capture all aspects of ER librarianship, it does highlight the key communication roles played by ER librarians and the personal qualities of versatility and flexibility required of them. Suggestions for further research at the intersection of ER librarianship and TC are presented.
Descriptors: Models, Electronic Libraries, Minimum Competencies, Librarians, Library Science, Organizational Communication, Figurative Language, Interprofessional Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Technological Advancement, Fused Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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