Research
Library
Issues
RLI 265 August 2009
A Bimonthly Report
from ARL, CNI, and SPARC
A Special Issue on Liaison Librarian Roles
Introduction: Positioning Liaison Librarians for the 21st Century . . 1–2
Karla Hahn, Assistant Executive Director, Research, Teaching, and Learning, ARL
A Framework for Articulating New Library Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–8
Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs,
University of Minnesota Libraries
Amplifying the Educational Role of Librarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–14
Elizabeth A. Dupuis, Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives
and Director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Berkeley
The Last Mile: The Liaison Role in Curating Science
and Engineering Research Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–21
Tracy Gabridge, Co-Head, Engineering and Science Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Scholarly Communications: Planning for the Integration
of Liaison Librarian Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–28
Joy Kirchner, Librarian for Collections, Licensing and Digital Scholarship,
University of British Columbia Library
New Roles of Liaison Librarians: A Liaison’s Perspective . . . . . . . 29–32
Kara M. Whatley, Life Sciences Librarian and Head of the Coles Science Center, New York University
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