Liaisons and managers of research collections need to be attuned to the behaviors, roles, and communication vehicles of scholars and researchers. Global and interdisciplinary interests, the value and role of "personal collections," and increasing mechanisms for scholars to share in-process or pre-publication works will all affect and shape library services.
Publications & Reports
- Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries, New Roles for New Times report by Karen Williams and Janice Jaguszewski (2013)
- Research Library Services for Graduate Students, New Roles for New Times report by Lucinda Covert-Vail and Scott Collard (PDF) (2012)
- Research Library Issues no. 265, A Special Issue on Liaison Librarian Roles (2009)
Researchers and scholars provide the focus and the purpose for scholarly communication. Librarians can be forceful advocates for positive change. Outreach to scholarly society leaders is one important activity for libraries can do to promote positive change that advances the scholarly communication system through new research and dissemination models.