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Distance librarianship is continuing to grow in importance in the life of academic libraries. Institutions are being driven to take their programs to the students as a matter of economic survival. In libraries with a history of serving distance learners as well as residential students, the service requests from off-campus audiences have long surpassed those on campus. In addition, academic institutions are offering online courses to their residential students at an ever-increasing rate, which creates a new category of distance learning student. How do librarians obtain the training they need to serve this growing user base? This article looks at the cross-pollination of the variety of librarians and program foci targeted at reaching all students with quality support and service. The results of this study may provide a framework for training that can be developed by DLS, LITA, or suggested as an addition to library graduate education.
Journal of Library Administration
Scholarly Commons Citation
Fritts, J., & Casey, A. M. (2010). Who Trains Distance Librarians? A Study of the Training and Development Needs of Distance Learning Librarians. Journal of Library Administration, 50(5/6). https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2010.488925