Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Times, New Roles, New Structures – Presentation on April 7

The University of NebraskaLincoln Libraries invites members of the campus to attend its 2015 Visiting Scholar lecture on April 7, at 10:30 a.m., in the Georgian Room, of the Nebraska Union. The lecture will be given by Trevor A. Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, and past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who will discuss the new and expanded roles that librarians are assuming. In addition there will be a panel discussion from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Love Library, Room 110. Trevor Dawes, along with several Nebraska academic librarians, will discuss recent changes that have taken place at their libraries.
Dawes will talk about the ARL study, Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries (2013) (http://www.arl.org/publications-resources/2893-new-roles-for-new-times-transforming-liaison-roles-in-research-libraries#.VOzb9Y3wuUk), which indicates changes in the role of the liaison librarian from someone who develops the collection, staffs a reference desk, and conducts instruction sessions, to a role that meets the changing needs of faculty and students in an academic environment. 
Other studies in the ARL series include: Digital Curation for Preservation (2011), Library Services for Graduate Students (2012).  To review these studies click on:  http://www.arl.org/publications-resources#.VOzeWY3wuUk
As Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, Dawes is responsible for research services, scholarly communications, collections and acquisitions, and preservation. Prior appointments include Circulation Services Director at Princeton University Library and positions at Columbia University Libraries in New York City. He has authored, co-authored, or edited several books and articles on a variety of topics in connection with academic libraries. Dawes also serves as an instructor for the MSLIS program at the iSchool at Drexel University. Dawes earned his MLS from Rutgers University and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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