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1 University of Leeds Academic Services Nottingham University Library: Subject Librarians’ Away-Day Tracey Stanley, Leeds University Library Current roles of Subject Librarians

2 University of Leeds Academic Services Core current roles Liaison with academic departments Selection and evaluation of resources; both print and electronic Collection management: space, stock and budget Provision of reference and enquiry services Information skills training Production of documentation and user guides

3 University of Leeds Academic Services Evolving roles Team-working Project management Tailorisation of services to different groups of users Partnership: internal and external Marketing and service evaluation Resource discovery and management Income generation Knowledge management

4 University of Leeds Academic Services Reference and enquiry work Traditional subject enquiry desks (UCL, Leeds) Converged enquiry points (Hertfordshire, Leeds Met) Information clinics and referral services (Birmingham) Virtual reference services (Newcastle)

5 University of Leeds Academic Services Information Skills Training Dedicated information skills team (Hull) Individuals do their own thing (UCL) Collaborative approach (Leeds) Partnerships with academics in core skills training (Leeds Met) Integration into campus virtual learning environments (Coventry)

6 University of Leeds Academic Services Liaison role Subject librarians attend departmental learning and teaching and research committees (UCL) Use of information plans (Birmingham, Leeds) Engagement with the RAE process (Leeds, Birkbeck) Promotion of current awareness to academics (Loughborough)

7 University of Leeds Academic Services Collection development and management All book selection done by academics (Brunel, Hull) Use of approval plans and collection profiles (LSE) Subject librarians negotiate most purchases with departments (Birmingham) Outsourcing of cataloguing and classification (Hertfordshire)

8 University of Leeds Academic Services Team-working Functional teams (Hull) Converged teams (Birmingham) Subject-based teams (Leeds)

9 University of Leeds Academic Services Challenges l How do we manage ever-increasing demand? l How do we prioritise between ‘traditional’ roles and new developments?


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