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Thursday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
What are Subject Liaisons When 'Collections' and 'Subjects' Don't Matter?

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The traditional subject liaison role is evolving. Users increasingly require functional information support (e.g., for GIS or data mining) rather than simply domain-specific. At the same time, reports from the ARL Pilot Library Liaison Institute and others have noted self-conscious trends towards developing liaison roles that engage and support the full research life cycle, as opposed to traditional service models focused on building and promoting library collections as more or less fixed products. This session will outline and collaboratively address the future of these new roles, with participants exploring questions that include: What does it mean to be a "collections" librarian in this new world? What "new" skills do we need to develop? What "old" skills should we not lose? How do we adapt both our institutions (and our individual staff) without sacrificing our (or their) very identities?

Speakers
avatar for Darby Orcutt

Darby Orcutt

Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
interdisciplinary research | TDM/ computational research - negotiations and agreements | library liaison roles | user-driven collections strategies
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Mira Waller

Associate Head of Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
avatar for Scott Warren

Scott Warren

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Syracuse University
Scott is the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at the Syracuse University Libraries. He provides strategic guidance for collection management, scholarly communication, and subject liaison librarian services. The department he leads plays a pivotal role in enhancing research, teaching and learning at Syracuse University. His progressively more responsible positions have included Head of Collections at SU Libraries and Associate... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403