Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron’s workflow, has launched a global consultation that aims to highlight the changing role of the library and the librarian-patron relationship in the networked digital age.
The future of the library is widely discussed, but research on librarians themselves, how their roles are changing and the essential support they provide to patrons is lacking on a global scale. As providers of library services technology, Lean Library want to understand and better support the librarians they serve as they carry out their crucial work.
The consultation, consisting of a large-scale survey and a series of in-depth interviews, will inform a global report. The report seeks to answer questions surrounding the future of the librarian-patron relationship, its key emerging trends and how librarians can connect with their patrons outside the library.
The consultation launches today, Tuesday 20th April, and will run for three months. To find out more and to take part in the survey go to: www.librarianfutures.com
Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Lean Library, said: ‘This consultation is essential to Lean Library’s renewed mission. We want to continue the community’s conversation on ‘putting the library in the life of the user’, but really focus in on how this can be achieved, redefining and amplifying the power of the library to accelerate learning and discovery.’
Click here to take the survey.
Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing company, provides software solutions to the library community, bringing the power of the library into the patron’s workflow, wherever they may be, using their browser extension. Their products include an access solution, Lean Library Access, and an advanced patron workflow service, Lean Library Futures.