Friday, 12 April 2013

Research Support Event: New Roles, New Relationships,18.6.13

Research Support: New Roles, New Relationships

A one-day workshop for staff in academic libraries presented by SALCTG (Scottish Academic Libraries Cooperative Training Group)

18 June 2013 at University of Glasgow Library

Many academic libraries find themselves operating in an environment where research is king. Faced with the prospect of becoming marginalised if they fail to align themselves with this overriding institutional priority, they are having to reorient their services in order to respond better to the needs of the research community.

As a consequence, librarians in liaison and subject support roles are increasingly being expected to acquire new skills and knowledge – often in areas well outside their traditional areas of expertise. They are also having to form new relationships with researchers: helping to meet information needs covering the whole range of the research process, from applying for funding through to publication and quality assessment.

The morning session of this workshop will seek to get to grips with the issues: what researchers really want from us; what we need to change to meet these needs better; and what a successful research support service might look like. The afternoon session will look in detail at three topics that are particularly key at the moment (collection development, Open Access and data management), and will provide a forum for discussion with a panel made up from speakers at the event.

Speakers include :

  • Antony Brewerton (Head of Academic Services, University of Warwick Library) 
  • Moira Bent (Faculty Liaison Librarian and National Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University) 
  • Helen Muir (Research Support Librarian, Queen Margaret University)  
  • John MacColl (University Librarian and Director of Library Services, University of St Andrews) 
  • Valerie McCutcheon (Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow) will give an update on Open Access publishing looking at the implications of the Finch Report and new funding mechanisms.
  • Birgit Plietzsch (Research Computing Team Leader, University of St Andrews) 
There will also be a short presentation by a researcher on their experience of undertaking a research project, giving an insight into what is involved - from formulating an idea through to publication, dissemination and assessment.
The event will conclude with a panel discussion, led by Helen Durndell, Librarian at the University of Glasgow. The day will provide a chance for participants to share their experiences in developing research support and to look at possible areas for collaboration.

  • Date: 18 June 2013
  • Venue: Level 4 annexe, University of Glasgow Library
  • Time: Registration and coffee 10:00; Workshop 10:30–16:00
  • Cost: £65 for staff from SALCTG member institutions; £75 non-members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • Approx. 30 places are available. Booking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Book online via our Eventbrite page:

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