“I’d like to work here because the pond looks nice”: The do’s and don'ts of applying to be a subject librarian

Edwards, J. Adam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9536-6782 (2021) “I’d like to work here because the pond looks nice”: The do’s and don'ts of applying to be a subject librarian. In: ASPECTS 4: So you want to be a Subject Librarian?, 26 May 2021, London - Online. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This workshop is part of the cpd25 Aspects programme, aimed at library staff looking to acquire additional skills and knowledge or staff working towards Chartership.

The position of Subject Librarian – or Liaison Librarian, or Information Specialist, or any number of other variations – remains a key one in most academic libraries and is one that many new professionals aspire towards.

However, it can be difficult for staff in Library Assistant or similar roles to make the move up into this area of library work as it is often a significant leap up the career ladder. It can be difficult to gain experience in this Subject Librarianship and few libraries have roles such as Assistant Liaison Librarians that allow a smoother transition.

In this online event, both recently appointed and more experienced Subject Librarians will discuss their routes into Subject Librarianship and what they have learned along the way. They will discuss the key aspects of the role and provide advice for those who want to take a similar path. A Subject Team manager will also discuss what skills are required for Subject Librarians and what opportunities you might wish to look at in order to successfully make the transition. Presentations from the speakers will be followed by a panel Q&A, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Presentation)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Liaison Librarian; Subject Librarian; applications; interviews; employability
Research Areas: A. > Library and Student Support
Item ID: 33351
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Depositing User: Adam Edwards
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 15:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 17:10
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33351

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