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Author Crawford, Alice, 1958-

Title New directions for academic liaison librarians / Alice Crawford
Published Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2012
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Description Electronic book
1 online resource (177 pages)
Series Chandos Information Professional Series
Chandos information professional series.
Contents Cover; New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians; Copyright; Contents; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; About the author; Introduction; What does academic liaison mean?; From subject librarian to academic liaison?; Subject librarians 'plus'; Overview of the book; Notes; 1Liaison in the wider world: a medical librarian in Malawi; Background to the project; Initial impressions; Working with the library; Networking and liaison; Post-project activities; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 2Liaison and bibliometric support: the UK Research Assessment Exercise
Background to the project: what is the RAE?Library contribution to the RAE: the Glasgow University experience; Process details; Opportunities for the library; The institutional repository: Enlighten; The role of liaison; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 3Liaison and virtual worlds; Virtual worlds; Teaching a course in Second Life: the librarian's role; Teaching the teachers in Second Life; Virtual worlds teaching: pros and cons; The Karuna Island Project; Other virtual worlds roles for librarians?; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 4Liaison and digital scholarship
Lessons learned for similar projectsNotes; 7Liaison and library buildings; Background to the project; Project development; The liaison role; Fundraising; Library involvement in the design; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 8Conclusion; The changing role of the liaison librarian; Embedded librarianship; The future for academic liaison?; Academic liaison in the Arts: a personal view; Case study round-up; Notes; References and further reading; Websites; Presentations and Flickrsets by Robin Ashford; Index
The Australian Poetry Library, University of SydneyGlasgow Emblem Digitisation Project, University of Glasgow; Mark Twain Papers and Project, California Digital Library; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 5Liaison and open access journals; Background to the project: the Institutional Repository; The journals project; Set-up and production stages; The liaison role; Future plans; Lessons learned for similar projects; Notes; 6Liaison and community outreach: a Friends of the Library group; Setting up the group; Programme of events; Finance and administration; King James Library Lectures
Summary Aimed at practitioners and students of librarianship, this book is about interesting and unusual practical projects currently being run by academic liaison librarians. It shows how liaison librarians can extend their roles beyond the established one of information literacy teaching and showcases areas in which they can engage in collaborative ventures with academic and administrative staff. Designed to excite and inspire, New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential of the liaison role and emphasises the need for flexibility, imagination and initiative in those who
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Academic librarians -- Professional relationships.
Academic libraries.
Genre/Form Language Arts & Disciplines; Education
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1780633041 (electronic bk.)
9781780633046 (electronic bk.)