This study explores what kinds of strategies are appropriate or needed for the academic librarians to upgrade their skills in the digital age. Printed and electronic sources related to this topic are gathered and examined, and communication with some academic librarians in USA is used for this study. The skills suggested in this paper mostly come from business-oriented concepts like Learning Organization, Knowledge Management, Team Management, Customer-Oriented Services, and Change Management. As a result of this study, it is found that these skills can be used without much difficulties in academic libraries to improve their services. However academic librarians need to keep in mind the core values of academic libraries as an academic forum and non-profit organization when they endeavor to provide better services for customers in the digital age.