New directions and changing perceptions: academic librarians as collaborators, mentors and influencers

Creator
Toohey, Julie; Poulton, Kylie
Description

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper that analyses changes to the librarian role and outlines how the Discipline Librarian (DL) role has developed over the last two years at Griffith University, moving away from traditional librarian services and towards a more targeted approach that delivers newly created services supporting scholarly impact throughout the research lifecycle. A strategic change in the service model delivery and a review of research support services identified new services and skills sets that would be required by DL’s. An audit of existing research skills identifying potential skill gaps indicated most DL’s would require additional training and development. This paper also discusses the capability framework and maturity model used for skills development. The authors, employed as Discipline Librarians, surveyed their peers to discover individual perceptions around the newly defined role and also to identify challenges or perceived barriers in communicating the new role and services to their community. Survey findings are discussed. 
 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
Griffith University
Date
2016
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/pr_new_directions_and_changing_perceptions_toohey_poulton_reviewed_final.pdf
Coverage
Australia