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An academic library is a designated place, physical or digital, that houses scholarly materials, in all media formats, that support an entire university community. Through its instructional and research services, the academic library supports the university curriculum and research of faculty, staff, and students. Most academic libraries are much larger than public libraries and generally, non-academic material is not found in an academic library.
Degrees and Skills of Academic Librarians: An academic librarian has a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science. Some academic librarians have additional Masters’ degrees or Ph.D.’s in specific subject disciplines. Academic librarians are analytical, strong teachers, and are trained and skilled in conducting in-depth research using a variety of tools. They are service-oriented, collaborative, well-organized, multi-task at high levels, and have strong written and verbal communication and a variety of technological skills.