Supporting research from the inside: the embedded librarian

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Supporting research from the inside: the embedded librarian

  1. 1. Supportingresearchfromtheinside:<br />TheEmbeddedLibrarian<br />Promotion and advocacy<br />New LIS Roles supportingdissemination of research: a national and internationalperspective<br />
  2. 2. Content<br />Whyshouldlibrarianssupportresearchfromtheinside?<br />Whatcouldlibrariansbedoingembedded in researchgroups?<br />How can librariansmake a differenceonresearch performance? Concludingremarks<br />Nicolás Robinson-GarcíaUniversity of GranadaSpain<br />Daniel Torres-Salinas, PhDUniversity of NavarreSpain<br />
  3. 3. Whyshouldlibrarianssupportresearchfromtheinside?<br />Fromresearchers’ point of view<br />
  4. 4. Academiclibraries are facing a dramaticsituation…<br />Fromlibrarians’ point of view<br />
  5. 5. … and weknowitbetterthananyoneelse<br />Source: ResearchInformation Network.Researchers’ use of academiclibraries and theirservices. 2007<br />Fromlibrarians’ point of view<br />
  6. 6. 1.Goodlibrarieshelpinstitutionsrecruit and retain top researchers<br />2.Librarieshelpresearcherswinresearchgrants and contracts<br />3.Librariespromote and exploit new technologiesand new models of scholarlycommunications<br />5.Outward-facing librariescontributetoinstitution-wideinitiatives<br />6.Specialiststaffwork in partnershipwithacademicdepartments<br />Fromlibrarians’ point of view<br />
  7. 7. Embeddedlibrarians and data curators are thefuture!<br />Tomás Baiget (FESABID 2011)<br />Fromlibrarians’ point of view<br />
  8. 8. Whatcouldlibrariansbedoingembedded in researchgroups?<br />Embeddedlibrarian vs. Academiclibrarian<br />
  9. 9. I needsomehelpwith…<br />
  10. 10. Improvingresearch output<br />
  11. 11. Improvingresearchcareers<br />
  12. 12. Gainingvisibility<br />
  13. 13. Whatwehavemanagedto do embeddingwithresearchers<br />
  14. 14. Researchersdon’tliketo share their data<br /><ul><li>Eachone has itsownway of doingthings
  15. 15. Thereistoomuchcompetition</li></ul>Researchersjustwanttogetpublished<br /><ul><li> Internet isnotimportantforthem
  16. 16. Ifthereis no benefit, why do it?</li></ul>Researchersdon’tknowwe can helpthem<br /><ul><li>Provingourworthwinninggrantswellmakethem listen tous</li></ul>Futurechallenges<br />
  17. 17. How can librariansmake a differenceonresearch performance? Concludingremarks<br />Measuringresults<br />
  18. 18. How can librariansmake a differenceonresearch performance? Concludingremarks<br />Measuringresults<br />And notforgettingthattheaimistoimprovethis!<br />
  19. 19. Embeddedlibrarians are NOTresearchpolicymakersoradvisors<br />
  20. 20. Whopaysforallthis?<br />Co-location<br />Relations<br />Co-funding<br />Co-management<br />Somequestionsthatneedtobeanswered<br />
  21. 21. Embededdlibrarianvs.Knowledgeagents<br />Sadly, it became obvious that many of the senior staff in the libraries saw their function as keepers and builders of collections, rather than providers of services focussed on their users’ needs<br />Steve Thornton, Pandora’s Box - The Development of the Knowledge Agent Concept at Dstl (Knowledge Management, 2002)<br />I eventually gave up trying to get Librarians to do the role, as I found that individuals with good degrees or doctorates often had better skills than those taught in UK library schools<br />Steve Thornton (informal conversation)<br />Somequestionsthatneedtobeanswered<br />
  22. 22. Thankyou!<br />Questions,comments…<br />Promotion and advocacy<br />New LIS Roles supportingdissemination of research: a national and internationalperspective<br />
  23. 23. Nicolás Robinson-García<br />elrobin@ugr.es<br />@nrobinsongarcia<br />Daniel Torres-Salinas<br />torressalinas@gmail.com<br />@torressalinas<br />Promotion and advocacy<br />New LIS Roles supportingdissemination of research: a national and internationalperspective<br />

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