ARL Publishes Special Report on Liaison Librarian Roles
Washington DC–The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a report on liaison librarian roles as a special issue of Research Library Issues (/RLI/ #265).
Guest edited by ARL’s Karla Hahn, this special issue of RLI focuses on the evolution of new roles and institutional strategies for liaison work. Five articles identify emerging roles and consider the challenges of developing corresponding liaison capabilities. Authors from Minnesota, Berkeley, MIT, British Columbia, and NYU each reflect on their experiences and offer insights to fellow travelers mapping out their own routes to a new vision of liaison work. The full table of contents with links to the articles follows.
“Introduction: Positioning Liaison Librarians for the 21st Century” [PDF]
Karla Hahn, Assistant Executive Director, Research, Teaching, and Learning, ARL
“A Framework for Articulating New Library Roles” [PDF]
Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries
“Amplifying the Educational Role of Librarians” [PDF]
Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and Director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Berkeley
“The Last Mile: The Liaison Role in Curating Science and Engineering Research Data” [PDF]
Tracy Gabridge, Co-Head, Engineering and Science Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
“Scholarly Communications: Planning for the Integration of Liaison Librarian Roles” [PDF]
Joy Kirchner, Librarian for Collections, Licensing and Digital Scholarship, University of British Columbia Library
“New Roles of Liaison Librarians: A Liaison’s Perspective” [PDF]
Kara M. Whatley, Life Sciences Librarian and Head of the Coles Science Center, New York University
Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC (RLI) is a freely available, online-only publication released six times per year by the Association of Research Libraries. RLI focuses on the major issues that affect the ability of research libraries to meet the academic and research needs of the diverse communities they serve.