Academic Librarianship


This seminar-style course explores key aspects of academic librarianship, starting from the status of librarians in the academy and the expectations this places on professional practice,
professional service, and engagement with scholarship. It situates academic librarians in institutional, professional, higher education, and broader sociocultural contexts, with a focus on the Canadian context. Topics include culture and values, roles of librarians in a changing environment, services such as liaison librarianship, accountability, physical and virtual space, and leadership and influence. Students in INF2234H: Academic Librarianship will investigate individual libraries, including their communities, their mission, their services, their organizational structure, and their strategic plans.