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Careers in University Libraries Joyce Garnett University Librarian The University of Western Ontario OLA Super Conference 27 February 2010.

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1 Careers in University Libraries Joyce Garnett University Librarian The University of Western Ontario OLA Super Conference 27 February 2010

2 Mission of the University Teaching (Education) Teaching (Education) Research (Scholarship) Research (Scholarship) Service (Interests of society) Service (Interests of society) 2OLA Super Conference 2010

3 The University Library The continuing mission of the University Library is to provide the environment, collections, access and services in support of the teaching, research and community service mandates of the University 3OLA Super Conference 2010

4 4 The University Environment Library as Community Space Library-as-Place (physical) Library-as-Place (physical) –Print and media –Individual and collaborative learning Place-as-Library (digital) Place-as-Library (digital) –Born digital and born again digital –Web enabled The Hybrid Library The Hybrid Library –Physical and digital co-exist –Linking past, present, future

5 OLA Super Conference The University Environment Diversity of Users Users/Patrons/Customers/Clients Users/Patrons/Customers/Clients Generations of students Generations of students Generations of faculty and staff Generations of faculty and staff Digital natives and digital immigrants – speaking different languages and living in different cultures Digital natives and digital immigrants – speaking different languages and living in different cultures

6 Roles for University Librarians Librarian as educator Librarian as educator –Collaboration with faculty –Embedded information literacy –Course management systems Librarian as scholar Librarian as scholar –Academic status –Evidence based librarianship (EBL) –Scholarship of teaching and learning Librarian as leader/manager Librarian as leader/manager –Leadership for all –Willingness to develop management expertise 6OLA Super Conference 2010

7 7 Roles for University Librarians Librarian as scholarly communication expert Librarian as scholarly communication expert –Open access, institutional repositories Librarian as technology expert Librarian as technology expert –Web designer and publisher, digitization of collections, preservation of digital archives Librarian as data curator Librarian as data curator –Data for re-discovery and re-use Librarian for outreach, marketing, communication Librarian for outreach, marketing, communication –The librarian has left the building Librarian for assessment Librarian for assessment –Government accountability, good practice, EBL

8 Contact Information Joyce Garnett Western Libraries The University of Western Ontario London ON OLA Super Conference 20108


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