The British Library is advertizing for a Head of Reference and Research. The post will ‘reinterpret’ reference for a digital world, and provide services for ‘new audiences’, including the ‘google generation’. [Head of Reference and Research, London]
Libraries are not ends in themselves, but serve the interests of the organizations of which they are a part. As university emphasis varies around research, education and career poles, we can expect to see libraries evolve to support those emphases more strongly.