Skills and
competences of
research librarians.
The UOC experience
Rosa Padrós Cuxart
Clara Riera Quintero
Anna Zuñiga Ruiz...
• The role of the research
support team
• Competences and
skills of research librarians
• UOC Library Research
Support Ser...
Organisational structure
Research Support Library Services Group
as a result of
Institutional context:
• Strategic planning
• Promoting research
• ...
UOC Library Research Support Services in
line with the research support workflows:
• UOC areas involved
• Research tools (...
UOC research areas and institutes
Research librarians in close collaboration with:
• Office of the Vice President for Rese...
UOC research tools
• CRIS: GIR (Software: Universitas XXI)
• OSRT Intranet
• O2 Institutional Repository
• UOC Research an...
Distinction between:
- Professional competences:
specific knowledge on
particular matters that make it
possible to carry o...
Research librarian competences 1/2
• Virtual reference
• Scholarly Resources Knowledge
• Data expert
• Bibliometric knowle...
Research librarian competences 2/2
• Journal Indexing Criteria
• IT Skills
• Social Networking
• Copyright, Licensing & Op...
Research librarian skills 1/2
• Strategic Orientation
• Proactivity
• Interpersonal Skills in a Virtual Environment
• Cros...
Research librarian skills 2/2
• Communication Skills
• Social/Community Skills
• Teamwork
• Virtual Teaching & Training Sk...
UOC Library Research Support Services in
line with the research lifecycle:
New Library support research
services and activities
• Bibliometric service
• Bibliographic searches
• Support service for...
Bibliometric service
• Support service for searching bibliometric data
and assessing the quality of scientific output
• Bi...
Bibliographic searches service
- Personalised guidance (search terms,
information sources, etc.) on searching for
document...
Support service for accreditation calls
- Support service for finding bibliometric data
(impact factors, citations, etc.) ...
Standardization of authors’ names
• Service to handle standardization of authors’
names in the different databases
Open-access publication of doctoral theses
service
• UOC’s O2 institutional repository
• Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa (Doctora...
BENEFITS for researchers and research groups
• Contact Person / Team Expert in Research
• Supporting Research Processes
• ...
BENEFITS for the Virtual Library
• Increased Visibility Inside the University
• New Services Deployment
• Professional Dev...
To know more about
Research librarians in a virtual environment : new skills, new
services [Poster]
http://hdl.handle.net/...
Thank you!
LIASA 15th Annual Conference
2013
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  1. 1. Skills and competences of research librarians. The UOC experience Rosa Padrós Cuxart Clara Riera Quintero Anna Zuñiga Ruiz LIASA 15th Annual Conference 2013
  2. 2. • The role of the research support team • Competences and skills of research librarians • UOC Library Research Support Services • Benefits for researchers and for the Library
  3. 3. Organisational structure
  4. 4. Research Support Library Services Group as a result of Institutional context: • Strategic planning • Promoting research • Cross-disciplinary work External context: • Evaluation of research outcomes: competitive and rigorous processes • Bibliometric units coming on
  5. 5. UOC Library Research Support Services in line with the research support workflows: • UOC areas involved • Research tools (CRIS, institutional repository, scholarly resources) • Research services and activities Crossdisciplinarity Integration
  6. 6. UOC research areas and institutes Research librarians in close collaboration with: • Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation • Research and Transfer Support Office (OSRT) • Planning and Quality Office UOC Research Institutes: • IN3 Internet Interdisciplinary Institute • eLearn Center
  7. 7. UOC research tools • CRIS: GIR (Software: Universitas XXI) • OSRT Intranet • O2 Institutional Repository • UOC Research and innovation website
  8. 8. Distinction between: - Professional competences: specific knowledge on particular matters that make it possible to carry out an activity - Personal competences or skills: an innate or acquired ability that makes it possible to carry out an activity or provide a service New research services and activities
  9. 9. Research librarian competences 1/2 • Virtual reference • Scholarly Resources Knowledge • Data expert • Bibliometric knowledge • Statistics • Research Performance Measurement • Publishing sector: guidance
  10. 10. Research librarian competences 2/2 • Journal Indexing Criteria • IT Skills • Social Networking • Copyright, Licensing & Open Access • Digital preservation policies
  11. 11. Research librarian skills 1/2 • Strategic Orientation • Proactivity • Interpersonal Skills in a Virtual Environment • Cross-Disciplinary
  12. 12. Research librarian skills 2/2 • Communication Skills • Social/Community Skills • Teamwork • Virtual Teaching & Training Skills
  13. 13. UOC Library Research Support Services in line with the research lifecycle:
  14. 14. New Library support research services and activities • Bibliometric service • Bibliographic searches • Support service for accreditation calls • Standardization of authors’ names • Open-access publication of doctoral theses service http://beta.biblioteca.uoc.edu/app/bibweb/?q=en/node/486
  15. 15. Bibliometric service • Support service for searching bibliometric data and assessing the quality of scientific output • Bibliometric reports: – bibliometric analysis of publications: articles, books – assistance with establishing a strategy regarding where to publish the articles – ISI reports of authors UOC
  16. 16. Bibliographic searches service - Personalised guidance (search terms, information sources, etc.) on searching for documents relevant to a user’s academic or research activity - Customised reports, for example: • identifying a field’s leading authors or research groups • providing state of the art of a topic • identifying journals that publish articles on a given topic
  17. 17. Support service for accreditation calls - Support service for finding bibliometric data (impact factors, citations, etc.) about publications - Useful when applying for accreditation by the Quality Assurance Agencies (AQU, ANECA, etc.) - Providing support guides [In Catalan language] http://openaccess.uoc.edu/webapps/o2/handle/10609/21521
  18. 18. Standardization of authors’ names • Service to handle standardization of authors’ names in the different databases
  19. 19. Open-access publication of doctoral theses service • UOC’s O2 institutional repository • Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa (Doctoral Theses on the Web, TDX) cooperative repository
  20. 20. BENEFITS for researchers and research groups • Contact Person / Team Expert in Research • Supporting Research Processes • Access 24/7: Virtual reference & Scholarly Resources • Support for Improving the Quality of Research • Better Management Research Services • Guidance on Dissemination of Research
  21. 21. BENEFITS for the Virtual Library • Increased Visibility Inside the University • New Services Deployment • Professional Development • Better Perception of The Library Services by the Researcher
  22. 22. To know more about Research librarians in a virtual environment : new skills, new services [Poster] http://hdl.handle.net/10609/15321 Research librarians in a virtual environment : new skills, new services [Article] http://hdl.handle.net/10609/14221 Rosa Padrós Cuxart rpadrosc@uoc.edu Clara Riera Quintero crieraq@uoc.edu Anna Zuñiga Ruiz azuniga@uoc.edu
  23. 23. Thank you! LIASA 15th Annual Conference 2013

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