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The Instructional Library Technician Edwards, Ashley
Library technicians can be found employed throughout the spectrum of libraries, in a variety of roles. Their education prepares graduates to work both behind the scenes of libraries in cataloguing or with eresources, and in public service roles such as staffing reference or information desks. With few exceptions, library technicians and librarians work together to meet the needs of the library’s patrons. This lightning talk will look at the education, and capabilities of library technicians, and how collaborating with librarians on general instruction needs can help offset increasing instruction requests. It will focus on the academic library sector, and having library technicians facilitate general instruction workshops which have been developed by librarians.
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