ARL is offering a free webcast to further explore Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries, the third report in the New Roles for New Times series. This series highlights the transformation of the library workforce to address new challenges for research libraries in serving 21st-century students, educators, schools, and researchers. The latest report proposes that evolving research library environments—including shifting technology, student learning, and scholarly practices—call for a fresh look into the role of research library liaisons.
The webcast will feature the report authors as well as three reactors from the research library community. The authors, Janice M. Jaguszewski from the University of Minnesota Libraries and Karen Williams from the University of Arizona Libraries, will present highlights from the study, which was based on extensive interviews in the field. Also speaking in the webcast will be Barbara Dewey of Penn State University Libraries, Greg Raschke of North Carolina State University Libraries, and Catherine Soehner of the University of Utah Library. These three reactors will discuss ideas for using the report locally as well as provide their own observations about the changing liaison model.
The webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. eastern daylight time. The event is free of charge but online registration is required. If you are unable to attend the webcast, it will be recorded and available on ARL’s YouTube channel shortly after the event.
Register at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=95841