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STS Hot Topics Discussion Group - ALA Annual 2012

 Title:  Changing Roles for Sci-Tech Liaison Librarians in Research, Outreach & Instruction


Science & engineering subject specialists/liaisons are encountering dramatic shifts in terms of assigned duties and roles, and in
terms of new expectations in the execution of the ‘traditional’ liaison roles.  Peter Larsen (Associate Professor, University Library – University of Rhode Island, Physical Sciences & Engineering Reference / Bibliographer) will present the
results of a survey conducted by the STS Subject Librarian Task Force in 2011, which was developed to help determine the scope of current and future work done by sci-tech liaison librarians.  Elizabeth Berman (Assistant Library Professor, Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Vermont) will present the findings of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards Task Force, and implications of these findings for the future of library instruction. A roundtable discussion will follow these presentations.  Discussion will be directed at helping us collectively envision next steps and recommendations for action.

Please join us for this engaging discussion!


Lori Critz & Nathan Hall

STS Hot Topics Discussion Group, Co-Chairs