Supporting the University’s Vision through Campus Outreach & Targeted Research Support
You are invited to join the ULS Current Topics Discussion Group on Saturday, June 25 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, at the Marriott New Orleans, La Galerie 6. Our topic will be “Supporting the University’s Vision through Campus Outreach & Targeted Research Support.” The discussion will be led by Christie Peters, University of Houston.
Universities across the country are reevaluating their role on college campuses. That is certainly true of the University of Houston Libraries. For the last several years, a primary focus at the University of Houston has been to achieve recognition as a Tier One national research university. In an effort to align itself to the university’s vision, the UH Libraries have been evaluating ways in which they can support this goal.
The Science Team, a cross-departmental group of librarians from the Liaison Services and Branch Services departments, is in a unique position to help support research efforts on campus. We are working on a number of projects aimed at integrating the library more fully into the university’s research efforts. These projects include an assessment of the data management needs of NIH and NSF grant recipients on campus and an evaluation of the non-traditional research needs of research groups that have been targeted as a high priority by the university. Both of these projects involve extensive outreach that has resulted in new lliances with individuals, groups and departments on campus that previously fell outside of the purview of Liaison and Branch Services. We believe that these efforts will result in the UH Libraries becoming integral to the research efforts that have been deemed so critically important to the University of Houston’s vision.
How could yourlibrary use outreach and targeted research support to align itself to your university’s vision? Are there alternative ways that your library could achieve this goal?
ULS Current Topics Discussion Group