Looking forwards: the life and times of a subject librarian at DMU

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Presentation given at "Change, Challenge and Collaborate" event held at De Montfort University Kimberlin Library on 22nd May 2012, an event organised by the East Midlands ARL Group of CILIP.

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Looking forwards: the life and times of a subject librarian at DMU

  1. 1. Looking forwards. The life and times of a Subject Librarian at DMU Nathan Rush Assistant Librarian: Business De Montfort University nrush@dmu.ac.uk Twitter: rush551
  2. 2. Outline• Who am I?• What have we been up to?• Why do it that way?• What is in the pipeline?
  3. 3. Value for moneyEmployability
  4. 4. Teaching• Induction – developed ‘Library Trail’• Workshops/ lectures• Researcher Development Programme• RMS training• CLASS sessions
  5. 5. Support• One-to-one sessions• Database workshops• Plagiarism sessions• Drop-in sessions• Researcher support
  6. 6. What’s in the pipeline?• Libguides: developing online materials• Targeted support for staff and researchers• Employability Award• Teaching plan / embedding employability/ e-learning strategy• Presence in faculty

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