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Ccerl for e rand l 2015

Learn about preliminary results of research undertaken to answer the question how have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Librarians, adopted in July 2013 by NASIG, affected the qualifications for and responsibilities of electronic resources librarians as they are depicted in job ads posted between 2012 and 2014.

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Ccerl for e rand l 2015

  1. 1. (How) Have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians Influenced the Position? ER&L, February 23, 2015 Sarah W. Sutton ssutton3@emporia.edu @sarahwws
  2. 2. Overview • Background • Developing question • Influence • Preliminary results • New questions
  3. 3. Core Competences for Electronic Resources Librarians
  4. 4. Research in progress (How) Have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians influenced the position?
  5. 5. Research in progress (How) Have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians influenced the position? (How) Have responsibilities and qualifications for electronic resources librarians changed over time?
  6. 6. Hartnett’s findings (Hartnett, 2014, p. 252)
  7. 7. Hartnett’s findings Responsibilities increasingly found in job ads: • acquisitions • budgeting • licensing • link resolvers • web scale discovery systems • ERMS • authentication & proxy • usage statistics Responsibilities decreasingly found in job ads: • cataloging, • general technical services and systems-related responsibilities • use of and experience with databases • web site development • staff training • bibliographic instruction • reference
  8. 8. Research in progress: Job ads 2010- 2014 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Numberofadscodedwitheachresponsibility Year Change in job responsibilities over time: 2010 - 2014 Acquisitions ERM Licensing Link Resolver Usage Data Web-Scale Discovery Website Editing* Reference* Cataloging* Training*
  9. 9. Research in progress: Job ads 2010- 2014 Responsibility Sources E-Resources Management 668 Acquisitions 434 Supervision 415 Vendor Relations 359 Usage Data 344 Trends & Developments 343 Professional Service 340 Licensing 313 Website Editing 291 Leadership 278
  10. 10. Research in progress Factors other than the CCERLs affecting trends: – Advances in technology – Additions or reductions in other positions’ and/or responsibilities – Source of ads • What about public libraries? • Expanding the pool of sources
  11. 11. References Hartnett, E. (2014). NASIG’s Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians Revisited: An analysis of job advertisement trends, 2000–2012. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3-4), 247–258. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.03.013 NASIG Core Competencies Task Force. (2013). Core competencies for electronic resources librarians. NASIG. Retrieved from http://www.nasig.org/uploaded_files/92/files/CoreComp/Compet enciesforERLibrarians_final_ver_2013-7-22.docx Sutton, S. (2011, May). Identifying Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians in the Twenty-First Century Library. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.
  12. 12. (How) Have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians Influenced the Position? ER&L, February 23, 2015 Sarah W. Sutton ssutton3@emporia.edu @sarahwws

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Learn about preliminary results of research undertaken to answer the question how have the Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Librarians, adopted in July 2013 by NASIG, affected the qualifications for and responsibilities of electronic resources librarians as they are depicted in job ads posted between 2012 and 2014.

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