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Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays Nov 2018

Future And Value: The Library As Strategic Partner, Antje Mays

Library Presentations

Broader economic trends spawn budget pressures for education and libraries, prompting a plethora of studies on the value and relevance of libraries. Numerous reports on economic decline in libraries and studies with mixed pronouncements on the value of libraries have led to a negative self-image within the library profession. Yet libraries' leadership in connecting learners to knowledge is at the heart of producing many of the key skills sorely needed in robust societies and economies. Librarianship has many untapped opportunities for positioning itself as a prominent strategic partner. This paper outlines current research on the economic and societal context for ...


Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays Nov 2018

Dangerous Liaisons: Brainstorming The 21st Century Academic Liaison, Antje Mays

Library Presentations

Academic liaison roles have seen massive changes over time and grown into an ever-broadening range of duties. What began as subject-focused collection involvement has evolved into a mix of instruction, reference, and various forms of course-embedded services, all while also retaining the earlier focus on subject-specific collection management. This paper outlines current research on academic liaison roles and summarizes the interactive exchanges from the 2018 Charleston Conference Lively Session on academic liaisons presented November 7. Through live polling and discussion, session participants identified key functions and core competencies for liaisons, as well as factors contributing to success or hindrance for ...


Reimagining Library Liaisons: A Liaison Competencies Mashup, Karyn Hinkle Jun 2018

Reimagining Library Liaisons: A Liaison Competencies Mashup, Karyn Hinkle

Library Presentations

Subject specialists, collection managers, research consultants, classroom teachers, data managers, publishing advisees, and, and, and... What do the roles of academic library "liaisons" look like in 2018? What do they look like in different academic disciplines, different types of libraries? What do and could they look like in our institution?

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been aiming to answer these questions through a series of Library Liaison Institutes for academic librarians to gather and discuss the role. As one of the activities presented at the ARL institutes, the "liaison competencies mashup" helps participants think creatively about what it ...


Developing Human Infrastructure In Research Libraries To Support Research Data Services, Christie Peters Jun 2016

Developing Human Infrastructure In Research Libraries To Support Research Data Services, Christie Peters

Library Presentations

In an effort to develop data management expertise within the University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries system, a team of librarians who have expertise with various aspects of research data management at the UK Libraries developed a semester-long training program aimed at reskilling library faculty in the area of research data management. The project team distributed a survey beforehand aimed at discerning the perceived level of knowledge about and comfort level with various aspects of research data management, related training needs, and opinions about the level of support needed for data management-related services on campus. The initial 4-day workshop, which included ...


Scholarly Communication And Research Libraries, Adrian K. Ho Jan 2016

Scholarly Communication And Research Libraries, Adrian K. Ho

Library Presentations

This presentation provides an overview of the scholarly communication ecosystem as well as two major forces that affect it. It wraps up with a discussion of the evolving roles of research libraries.


Beyond The Stacks, Terry Birdwhistell Apr 2015

Beyond The Stacks, Terry Birdwhistell

Library Presentations

ASERL is offering a series of webinars to discuss the evolving nature of research library collections, services, and spaces, and their impacts on library employees and users.

In this session, two ASERL library deans discuss their views of how library collections and spaces are changing. Our speakers are Terry Birdwhistell (Dean of Libraries, University of Kentucky) and Bonnie MacEwan (Dean of Libraries, Auburn University). They each come from Library Collections backgrounds and today manage complex organizations. They will discuss how their libraries continue to change over time -- in collections, services, and spaces -- to meet the diverse interests and needs of ...


Meeting The Challenge Of Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin Dec 2014

Meeting The Challenge Of Focused Collection Development At A Federal Regional Depository, Sandra Mcaninch, Heath Martin

Library Presentations

The University of Kentucky (UK) is participating as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the Association of Southeastern Research Librariesā€˜ (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP). This collaborative effort is designed to distribute collection development for all Federal agencies across the entire Southeast.

We will describe how all depositories are working together to ensure that there are at least two complete collections for each federal agency somewhere in the Southeast, and how UK has focused its depository collection development efforts on non-COE agencies.


Disaster Preparedness In American University Library, Kazuko Hioki Nov 2011

Disaster Preparedness In American University Library, Kazuko Hioki

Library Presentations

This presentation aims to inform the preservation and collection care staff in libraries, museums, and archives from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand of the importance of disaster preparedness.