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Shifting Roles within Science Librarianship

Saturday, February 10, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Mountain

Attending the ALA Midwinter Conference 2018 in Denver? Please join us for an event hosted by the STS Hot Topics Discussion Group

 In the past, many libraries and institutions have embraced the liaison model as a way of expanding subject specialists responsibilities. Liaison librarians have done outreach, department and curriculum support, instruction and community engagement in addition to collection development and reference. Today there are even more diverse changes to librarian roles. What are the successes and challenges associated with the current liaison model? What changes are we seeing in terms of roles, responsibilities, and expectations for science liaisons? Join John Meier of Pennsylvania State University along with Laura Palumbo of Rutgers University and Jeffra Bussmann of California State University at East Bay to discuss the evolving expectations and shifting models of support for liaisons and subject specialists in STEM fields.

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Windows