Thanks in part to technology, the boundaries of library positions are dissolving. It is no longer practical to discuss the profession in terms of traditional library types, and in today's library, the relationship between librarians and technology is stronger than ever. In this informative volume, veteran author Kane interviews dozens of practicing librarians who are highly involved with technology as part of their day-to-day jobs. Revealing the full richness of the profession, Kane:
Profiles web-services librarians in all types of settings, from veterinary medicine and law to astronomy, market research, and cataloguing
Offers insights into career opportunities in the library world by challenging traditional notions of what a librarian does
Shows examples of real-world librarianship in the fields of technology instruction, digital futures, virtual libraries, and even librarians as entrepreneurs
Written in a warm and personal style, Working in the Virtual Stacks presents an exciting future for librarians, already upon us today!
Laura Townsend Kane is the Assistant Director for Information Services at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine (SOM) Library in Columbia, South Carolina. Kane is co-author of Answers to the Health Questions People Ask in Libraries: A Medical Library Association Guide, and author of ""Access Versus Ownership" in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, several book chapters about librarianship career opportunities, and peer-reviewed journal articles on various issues in librarianship. She is an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and its regional Southern Chapter, and is a Distinguished Member of MLA's Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).