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The Subject Librarian service model at UCF[Invited Speaker]
University of Kobe (Kobe, Japan) Feb. 2 (2016)
  • Barbara Tierney, University of Central Florida

UCF Libraries initiated a Subject Librarian (SL) service model in spring 2013 in an effort to increase positive impacts on student and faculty success with regard to teaching, learning, research, and publishing.  This initiative seeks to change the librarian’s role from reactive to proactive.  There is a new emphasis on librarians getting out of the library building, visiting their assigned academic departments, participating in faculty and student meetings, and creating partnerships with academic faculty and students.

The new service model also emphasizes enhanced visibility and accessibility of the librarians through a high profile SL Web site , a digital signage system that features the SLs, and proactive SL outreach via customized e-newsletters, research guides and speaking engagements.  SLs are engaging in research, publishing, and presenting with their assigned academic faculty and proactively partnering with UCF academic and student support units.

  • Subject Librarians
Publication Date
February 2, 2016
Citation Information
Barbara Tierney. "The Subject Librarian service model at UCF[Invited Speaker]" University of Kobe (Kobe, Japan) Feb. 2 (2016)
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