Academic librarians play an important role in solidifying and expanding the foundation of an academy library. The capabilities required of them to cope with ongoing changes in librarianship are different from those required of other types of librarians. Continuing education through the medium of the Internet may efficiently help academic librarians gain access to resources that facilitate their development of the required capabilities. The network of the Internet enables academic librarians to enrich their mind and abilities by reaching and acquiring a variety of information through multiple kinds of online knowledge-sharing platforms. The medium of blog is one of these platforms that may widely provide information for academic librarians. In this study, 12 academic librarians who have the experience of applying the medium of blog for the purpose of pursuing continuing education were interviewed. Through an analysis of the in-depth interviewing, this study aims to answer questions regarding the attractor factors, the role, and the impact of blogs for academic librarians in their pursuit of continuing education. This study also provides some suggestions for the interactions among academic librarians, academy libraries, and bloggers when they respectively deal with the theme of carrying on continuing education through the medium of blog.
|Translated title of the contribution||An Exploratory Investigation of Academic Librarians and Their Use of Blogs for Continuing Education|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Continuing education
- Academic librarians