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Author Federer, Lisa, author
Title Exploring new roles for librarians : the research informationist / Lisa Federer, UCLA
Imprint [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2014]
©2014
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (ix, 37 pages) : color illustrations
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Series Synthesis lectures on emerging trends in librarianship ; #1
Synthesis lectures on emerging trends in librarianship ; #1
Note Librarians have been providing support to researchers for many years, typically with a focus on responding to researchers' needs for access to the existing literature. However, librarians' skills and expertise make them uniquely suited to provide a wide range of assistance to researchers across the entire research process, from conception of the research question to archiving of collected data at the project's conclusion. In response to increasingly stringent demands on researchers to share their data, and as computationally intensive and primarily data-driven scientific methods begin to take the place of traditional lab-based research, the "research informationist" has emerged as a new information profession. With a background in library and information sciences, as well as expertise in best practices for data management, grant funder policies, and informatics tools, the research informationist is capable of implementing a full suite of research support services. This book will discuss how the research informationist role has developed out of the previously established clinical informationist model and how it expands on the model of embedded librarianship. The book will also examine core competencies for the successful research informationist and the training and preparation necessary for students in library and information sciences programs, as well as currently practicing librarians. Finally, this book will consider how research informationists can form collaborative partnerships with research teams and build their services outside the walls of the library, citing practical examples of the types of support research informationists can offer
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-35)
Introduction. What is a research informationist? ; The role of the research informationist in the 21st century library ; Scope of this book's discussion -- Embedded librarianship and the evolution of the informationist service model. Embedded librarianship ; The clinical informationist ; The research informationist in the sciences -- Research informationist services across the research life cycle. The data reference interview ; Data literacy instruction ; Data description, organization, and curation ; Scholarly communication and data sharing -- Core competencies for research informationists. Research principles and practices ; Specialized information resources ; Subject matter knowledge -- Conclusions. Implications for librarian education ; Implications for delivery of library services
1. Introduction -- 1.1 What is a research informationist? -- 1.2 The role of the research informationist in the 21st century library -- 1.3 Scope of this book's discussion
2. Embedded librarianship and the evolution of the informationist service model -- 2.1 Embedded librarianship -- 2.2 The clinical informationist -- 2.3 The research informationist in the sciences
3. Research informationist services across the research life cycle -- 3.1 The data reference interview -- 3.2 Data literacy instruction -- 3.3 Data description, organization, and curation -- 3.4 Scholarly communication and data sharing
4. Core competencies for research informationists -- 4.1 Research principles and practices -- 4.2 Specialized information resources -- 4.3 Subject matter knowledge
5. Conclusions -- 5.1 Implications for librarian education -- 5.2 Implications for delivery of library services
Bibliography -- Author biography
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBL platform, viewed on July 21, 2014)
Link Print version: Federer, Lisa. Exploring new roles for librarians. San Rafael : Morgan & Claypool, 2013 1627052496 (OCoLC)854889940
Subject Reference librarians
Information scientists
Information services industry -- Employees
Librarianship and library resources
Librarianship
Reference services (Libraries)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General. bisacsh
Information scientists. fast (OCoLC)fst00972688
Information services industry -- Employees. fast (OCoLC)fst00972747
Reference librarians. fast (OCoLC)fst01092434
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