42 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Customer service/user-centered focus
Demonstrated willingness to experiment and learn about users’ needs, perspectives, and preferences.
Enjoys getting into the work and meeting environments of users demonstrated initiative and innovation technologically
skilled and adept at learning new technologies, subjects, and approaches team oriented and proactive in sharing what
is learned.
Experience teaching, experience with collection/content development, research consultation/reference experience, etc.
Knowledge of health sciences clinical resources. Knowledge of health sciences curriculum and accreditation trends.
Project management skills, instruction/teaching skills, collection development &curation skills
Skills or aptitudes for data analysis and visualization, data management, and the use of tools and technologies that
support and enhance research and scholarship.
Teaching experience
Teaching skills
Technical abilities, as applicable to the specific subject/liaison duties. Familiarity with scholarly communication issues.
4 N=8
A terminal degree related to their area of liaison responsibility technical training
Experience in outreach and instruction technology skills
Experience with instruction experience with another functional area (for example, data management)
For some very demanding subject areas, expertise like GIS background, some foreign languages, etc. are required.
Personal interest or affinity good interpersonal skills ability to meet the needs of the respective constituency
Project-specific needs
Research and Learning Services Librarians are all expected to have a liaison role.
Subject expertise—doesn’t have to be a master’s or PhD
3 Moderately Important N=5
Depends on the specific position and the subject specialty assigned.
GIS and/or data for certain positions, outreach and marketing
Informal connections to other campus units (such as past work history or personal interest) sometimes lead to liaison
connections. Interest or expertise in emerging areas such as data management or digital humanities/text mining can
bring value in some subject areas.
Subject expertise (PhD or job experience), awareness of digital scholarship, demonstrates teamwork, collaboration,
and engagement
Willingness to participate in the liaison program
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