Scholarly Communications: Planning for the Integration of Liaison Librarian Roles Joy Kirchner, Librarian for Collections, Licensing and Digital Scholarship, University of British Columbia Library Note: Joy Kirchner was seconded from some of her other duties so that she could focus more fully on scholarly communications in the role of Project Manager for Scholarly Communications from late 2007 to March 2009. T he University of British Columbia designated Scholarly Communi- cations as one of its major focus areas from late 2007 to spring 2009. To this end, we seconded a Project Manager and a project team to develop a formal scholarly communications project plan. The aim of the project was to develop a set of recommendations to define the Library’s role in scholarly communication, to conduct formalized discussion and education of these issues with campus stakeholders, and to begin to identify recommended and sustainable service models. The project first identified campus stakeholders, including faculty, researchers, administrators, library, and publishing constituencies and constructed a Steering Committee made up of representatives from these stakeholder groups to help guide the project. As the front line librarians to our researchers and faculty, the Steering Committee identified liaison librarians as a key stakeholder group to not only help us engage with our community as we began the process of formalized discussion and education, but also to help us and the Library to develop a picture of scholarly communications activities on our campus at the discipline level. Since the major thrust of the project was concerned with information gathering for future planning and decision making, liaison librarians’ disciplinary networks could be crucial to formulating a picture of changes at the system level and in bringing that back to the Library. With such information we believed we could also better understand how liaison roles could potentially shift to meet new scholarly practices and research behaviour. RLI 265 22 AUGUST 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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