How can the specific skills of the librarian in a digital context be used in the future

Anja Toft Ingwersen, Mai Aggerbeck, Signe Nielsen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingContribution to book/anthologyCommunication


This chapter deals with the future roles, conditions, and skill requirements of academic and research librarians in a digital era. Specifically, we investigate how the role of the profession is changing as society becomes digitized. We conducted a scoping review and personal interviews the being to find possible answers to the following questions: What are the specific skills of the librarian in 2020 in a digital context and how can they be used in the future?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture directions in digital information : Predictions, practice, participation
EditorsDavid Baker, Lucy Ellis
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherChandos Publishing
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9780128221440
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesChandos Digital Information Review Series


  • information competency
  • digitalization
  • information science
  • information search process
  • it
  • skills
  • skill development
  • professional identity
  • relations
  • cooperation
  • education
  • education


Dive into the research topics of 'How can the specific skills of the librarian in a digital context be used in the future'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this