The theme for this issue is “research” and how libraries are supporting these endeavors in higher education and becoming invaluable partners in the enterprise. 2000-2001 Leadership and Career Development (LCDP) Fellow, Angela Lee (University of Washington) discusses current trends in data curation and management, specifically in the context of health sciences librarianship at her institution. Also in the health sciences arena, Myra Morales, 2009-2011 Diversity Scholar, defines Community Based Participatory Research and the role that the research librarian can play in this new paradigm – from support for or engaging in the methodology – to providing preservation services for the data collected. Last, Minglu Wang (Career Enhancement Fellow, 2009) speaks about her experience as the newly appointed data services librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University. Wang makes the case for library and information professionals insinuating themselves into research projects much earlier in the process in order to help researchers develop more efficient and comprehensive data collection and management plans. All three of these authors provide solid evidence of the value that library and information science professionals bring to their organizations, and of the significant contributions that former ARL Diversity Programs participants are making to the profession.
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Focus on presentations re electronic resources at the Library Assessment Conference (August 4-6, 2014) – Seattle2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable and Practical Assessment By Martha Kyrillidou, Steve Hiller and Amy Yeager Submitted to Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, E-Resource Round Up, Vol. 26, No. 4 The fifth gathering of the biennial Library Assessment Conference took place in Seattle, August 4-6, 2014, with pre- and post-conference workshops before and […]
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