I’ve just got an email about the latest SCONUL Focus issue. It looks highly relevant, so I’m posting the text of the email here to remind myself to follow up! Admittedly, it’s more about librarianship as a profession, than librarians as teachers. Nonetheless, it’ll be great for up-to-date commentary on the profession of academic librarianship. It’s a bit of a blurred line when it comes to librarians sharing expertise with researchers – but still teaching of a kind!
“The new issue of SCONUL Focus, with staff / professional development as a key theme can now be accessed via the SCONUL website. See http://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/sconul-focus.
Amongst a wide range of articles you may be interested to read about the following:
- A selection of views from academics teaching at library schools about the skills that librarians of the future will need;
- An illustration of some of the ways in which academic librarians are developing new support models to meet the needs of researchers engaging with research data management and open access;
- A case study of how one service is encouraging “knowledge exchange” between their staff to ensure that information learned from training and attendance at events is shared across the service, as well as general information about current projects.
The SCONUL Focus editorial team is currently gathering submissions for issues 68 and 69 to be published during 2017. They will be themed around support for teaching and research respectively. Guidance for authors and a list of key contacts are available on the web page for anyone who would be interested in contributing.
In other news – I submitted an article about combining librarianship, research and pedagogy, to issue 69. It should appear around June 2017, by my calculations.