Expanding Knowledge Webinar: Exploring New Competencies for Subject Librarians: What Are They? Do We All Need Them? And How Do We Acquire Them?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Webinar

The Expanding Knowledge Webinar series for the Boston Library Consortium opens 2019 with a webinar addressing the changing roles of subject liaisons. Anna Marie Johnson, Head of Research Assistance & Instruction at the University of Louisville Libraries and the author of the recent article "Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians Is Evolving," published in Reference & User Services Quarterly in January 2019, will talk about this resesarch and its implications for subject liaisons and their colleagues.

 

The webinar, titled Exploring New Competencies for Subject Librarians: What Are They? Do We All Need Them? And How Do We Acquire Them? will take place on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

The webinar recording and slides are now available. Please take a look at them here:

Based on the presenter’s sabbatical research and ten years of experience training new research and subject librarians , this presentation will explore the new work that librarians are being asked (or feeling like they need) to take on such as data management, digital scholarship, copyright and scholarly communications, research assignment consultation, and more. In addition, the layer of one’s subject responsibilities can either provide direction or additional complexity and what does that look like? Finally, even if we see a need for new competencies, how do we acquire them, given the realities of our day-to-day work? What can we let go of? This presentation is intended to provide a starting point for these conversations at the participants’ libraries.

Find out more about Anna Marie Johnson here.

 

This webinar will be recorded and shared with BLC member libraries.