the ACRL 2009 conference entitled “Subject Librarian 2.0,” Jim Neal, University
Librarian at Columbia University, outlined several new roles for libraries
including intermediaries and aggregators, publishers, entrepreneurs, policy
advocates, and research and development organizations. The other authors in
this issue present their institutional experiences and discuss the new roles that
their librarians have undertaken.
1
Dempsey, Lorcan, “Reconfiguring the Library Systems Environment,” portal: Libraries and the Academy
8, no. 2 (2008): 111-120, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/
v008/8.2dempsey.html.
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Excerpt from “The University of Minnesota Libraries: Changing the Paradigm,” the 2009 ACRL
Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nomination, https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/
Staff.HomePage/2009%20ACRL%20Award%20Application.pdf.
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To cite this article: Karen Williams. “A Framework for Articulating New Library
Roles.” Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC,
no. 265 (August 2009): 3–8. http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/rli/archive/
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