Old Traditions vs New Imperatives: Subject Liaisons in Today’s Academic Library
With less emphasis on collections and the frequent use of patron-driven acquisitions, subject liaison roles have been shifting. Library subject specialists are reaching out to their campus communities to support students and classroom faculty in innovative ways. But with “New Imperatives” are we extending or losing core values?
LACUNY Dialogues 2020 will be held on Friday, February 28, 2pm-4pm at the Graduate Center, room C198. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 31.
Some topics may include but are not limited to:
- Outreach activities
- Collection building (print, electronic)
- Selection of materials by library subject specialists vs patron-driven acquisitions
- Collaborations with classroom faculty (eg co-teaching, co-authoring)
- Innovative services
- Promoting OER, open access, and other scholarly communication initiatives to disciplinary departments
- The loss of old traditions and its impact on a library’s value to its community
- Winners and losers in collection development innovations (print, electronic) over the last few decades
To submit a proposal, please complete the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1FA2NFBvmP37P9UiYNfC6D5vt7GM8FrSg2JQ53ZGWTVSBPA/viewform . If you have any questions, please Jeffrey Delgado at Jeffrey.email@example.com