Reference, subject, liaison, research support, outreach ... these are librarian roles that are constantly evolving in sync with the needs of their core constituencies. In this webinar, three librarians will discuss their research into and experience of learning new skills and facilitating the use of new services for today's research community.
Staying visible, relevant and connected with your research community: Tips tools and trends from three progressive librarians
Thursday, June 27, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST; 8:00 - 9:00 am PST; 3:00 – 4:00 pm GMT
- Overview of the current state of reference and liaison librarianship based on an extensive literature review
- Interesting ways librarians are working to remain visible and connected to students and faculty
- Aligning to meet researcher needs – old work vs. new work
- Applying the power of metrics in telling the story of research impact
- Launching a research cafe to enhance scholarly sharing and community engagement
- Research support activities that liaison librarians can get involved in
Anna Marie Johnson is the Head of the Scholars’ Commons at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Previously, she was at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) where she most recently was the Head of the Research Assistance and Instruction department. Other positions she held at UofL included Interim Library Director, Interim Head of Reference, and Coordinator for Library Instruction.
Clare Withers is a Curator at the University of Pittsburgh University Library System where she also serves as Liaison Librarian for Children's Literature, Cultural Studies, and Medieval & Renaissance Studies. In her previous role as Psychology Liaison she became more knowledgeable about metrics, ORCiD, research data management, open access, and other library-involved topics.
Katherine Stephan is a Research Support Librarian and an Academic Liaison Librarian at Liverpool John Moores University. She coordinates and runs various training activities and research events for academic and postgraduate students. Katherine has over 17 years’ experience in libraries, in academic, school and public libraries, with roles as a community librarian, academic liaison library and now in research support. She is particularly interested in open research, public engagement with research more generally and sharing good practice.
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