February 20, 2019

Journal Article: “Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians is Evolving”

Title

Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians Is Evolving

Author

Anna Marie Johnson
University of Louisville

Source

Reference & User Services Quarterly
Vol 58, No 2 (2018)
DOI: 10.5860/rusq.58.2.6929

Abstract

The work of reference, subject, and liaison librarians is evolving, rapidly in some cases. This article provides an overview of the new roles that these librarians are involved in based on an extensive review of the literature in these areas over the last ten years. While some of these roles have been extensively covered in bibliographic essays of their own (data management, changes to information literacy instruction), this article attempts to provide a broader view of the situation, along with highlighting salient examples of the ways that librarians are trying to forge new and different connections with faculty and students, facilitate important conversations, and stay visible and relevant on their campuses.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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