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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians by Alice Crawford

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Abstract:

Can we conclude anything about the new directions in which liaison librarianship may now be going? As the JISC Libraries of the Future Project demonstrates, the future of libraries themselves is now up for debate, not just the career trajectories of liaison librarians in particular. A new preoccupation with ‘embedded librarianship’ has recently emerged as liaison librarians begin to realise that their continued existence may depend not only on remaining visible within the academic community but on convincing that community that the services they offer are critical to the academic research endeavour. There is a drive towards achieving closeness to the research process, and towards integrating the library with research ...

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