Developing leading liaison librarians for the digital age at Deakin University Library

Creator
Robertson, Sabina; Oughtred Christine
Description

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
 
This conference paper charts the development of the scaffolded liaison librarian training program based on an annual Training Needs Analysis (TNA); evaluation and the new directions of the program.
 
Professional development is essential for academic librarians to smartly navigate through options, opportunities and challenges in their professional career (Bell, 2015). Commitment from senior university library administrators’ to champion staff development programs ensures that librarians are equipped to fully participate in a rapidly evolving information environment. Such a commitment signals the important leadership role that librarians can play in supporting academics with their research activities and in guiding students to become sophisticated users of information.
 
Deakin University Library is regarded by academics and senior university administrators as an essential service to deliver on the promise of “accessible, media-rich, interactive and active educational experiences designed for excellent learning outcomes and optimum employability” (Deakin University, 2012). In order to maintain such a leadership position, the Library Executive endorsed a professional development program for liaison librarians to build their capacity to work effectively and confidently with academics.
 
 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
Deakin University
Date
2016
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/alia-national-2016-conference-program
https://read.alia.org.au/developing-leading-liaison-librarians-digital-age-deakin-university-library-0
Coverage
Australia