[EIFL-licensing-news] Re-skilling for Research-report on changing needs of researchers and the effect on the subject/liaison role within libraries
rima.kupryte at eifl.net
Fri May 11 16:43:05 EEST 2012
In case you have not seen this yet.
Re-skilling for Research
RLUK has published a major report by Mary Auckland on the changing needs of
researchers and the effect on the subject/liaison role within libraries.
As research activities evolve, research support must evolve with them. RLUK
has been keen to determine what the new requirements of researchers are, and
how best these needs can be met by the library. We want to place the needs
of researchers in the context of the libraries current offering, and look at
how we must change to fulfill the new demands placed upon us.
This report, Re-skilling for Research, takes us a long way to mapping these
requirements. It looks in detail at researchers' information needs and
begins to outline the skills and knowledge that are required to meet those
needs. The Report offers a comparison of different models of library support
for researchers, with valuable comparisons of current job descriptions.
Finally, issues around the training opportunities for subject librarians to
acquire the additional skills and knowledge they will need to fulfill their
new roles are explored.
A report such as this does not provide a definite set of answers, but
initiates a valuable process, highlighting a number of activities for
individual institutions, associations such as RLUK, library schools, etc.
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