Abstract

At the University of Central Florida Libraries, the Research and Information Services Department, the Acquisitions and Collection Services Department, and the Office of Scholarly Communication are collaborating to create and support a new Subject Librarian Service Model that focuses on proactive outreach to faculty and students. Since January 2013, these three units have worked closely together to emphasize the importance of Subject Librarians becoming more fully integrated into the university infrastructure through increased subject liaison roles. This collaboration has involved realigning, refining, and emphasizing the importance of the Subject Librarians’ academic department and program assignments and training the librarians to perform informed outreach to advance collection development; scholarly communication; and faculty/student teaching, learning, and research.

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10.5703/1288284315311

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Subject Librarian Initiative at the University of Central Florida Libraries: Collaboration Amongst Research and Information Services, Acquisitions and Collection Services, and the Office of Scholarly Communication

At the University of Central Florida Libraries, the Research and Information Services Department, the Acquisitions and Collection Services Department, and the Office of Scholarly Communication are collaborating to create and support a new Subject Librarian Service Model that focuses on proactive outreach to faculty and students. Since January 2013, these three units have worked closely together to emphasize the importance of Subject Librarians becoming more fully integrated into the university infrastructure through increased subject liaison roles. This collaboration has involved realigning, refining, and emphasizing the importance of the Subject Librarians’ academic department and program assignments and training the librarians to perform informed outreach to advance collection development; scholarly communication; and faculty/student teaching, learning, and research.