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SPEC Survey Webcast on Evolution of Library Liaisons

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Evolution of Library Liaisons

ARL is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2015.

The fourth webcast in this series will cover the Evolution of Library Liaisons survey (SPEC Kit 349), which explores the changing role of the library liaison and the shifting goals and strategies of liaison programs at ARL member libraries, and the factors that influence these changes on an institutional level.

The Evolution of Library Liaisons webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2015. The authors will:

  • Explore how liaison roles and services have evolved over the past two decades
  • Identify new collaborators, skill sets, and directions for library liaisons
  • Discuss best practices for supporting and evaluating liaison programs

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available executive summary of the survey results in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Evolution of Library Liaisons
Presenters: Rebecca K. Miller, Pennsylvania State University, and Lauren Pressley, University of Washington
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern standard time
Cost: Free for 2015 SPEC Kit subscribers. $25 (USD) for all others.
Registration: Register online by Wednesday, November 25.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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