Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and disseminate the digital scholarship of their respective institutions. There are many new opportunities and challenges that these roles are providing for librarians in their relationships with faculty and other members of the campus community. Our discussion topics will include how the liaisons are participating in engaged discussions with the faculty about how to manage rights to their scholarly articles and creative works, describe services provided by our institutional repository (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst) and how this has facilitated new partnerships, describe librarians’ active role in creating data management plans with faculty, and most recently how librarians and library staff have become involved as key partners in our new Open Education Initiative, a partnership between the University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. We will end with an engaged discussion as we look to our future possibilities.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marilyn_billings/48/