Academic librarians have varied roles within the higher education community and librarian perceptions of these duties establish their professional identity. Applying Whitchurch’s “blended professional” model of professional identity, the findings of this case study of librarian perceptions of their roles and functions suggest that academic librarians fail to consider all of the collaborative partnerships available to them due to institutional restrictions or perceived structural and hierarchical constraints. This discussion analyzes the effect of these impediments on academic librarians and advocates utilizing classified staff in a more substantive manner.
"Conceptualizing Classified Staff as Collaborative Partners,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol7/iss4/5