Librarians as Part of Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Institutional Team Projects: Experiences from the VIVO CollaborationScience and technology libraries (2013)
Cross-disciplinary, team-based collaboration is essential for addressing today's complex research questions, and librarians are increasingly entering into such collaborations. This study identifies skills needed as librarians integrate into cross-disciplinary teams, based on the experiences of librarians involved in the development and implementation of VIVO, a research discovery and collaboration platform. Participants discussed the challenges, skills gained, and lessons learned throughout the project. Their responses were analyzed in the light of the science of team science literature, and factors affecting collaboration on the VIVO team were identified. Skills in inclusive thinking, communication, perseverance, adaptability, and leadership were found to be essential.
Citation InformationRolando Garcia-Milian, Hannah Norton, Beth Auten, Kristi L. Holmes, et al.. "Librarians as Part of Cross-Disciplinary, Multi-Institutional Team Projects: Experiences from the VIVO Collaboration" Science and technology libraries Vol. 32 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 160 - 175 ISSN: 1541-1109
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