Despite the proliferation of faculty profile services, faculty are struggling to create a compelling online presence that fully represents the breadth of their work. They need and want help. At the same time, many libraries are struggling with ways to connect with their faculty to better understand their needs.
At Boise State University, SelectedWorks is helping the library solve both of these problems at once. The service has effectively become a gateway for the library to connect with faculty, learn more about their interests, and tailor broader library services to meet faculty research needs, including the need for a professional scholarly online presence. Over the course of this webinar, Michelle Armstrong, Head of Scholarly Communication and Data Management at Boise State’s Albertsons Library, will discuss:
– why it’s the library that should be providing these services,
– the nuts and bolts of how they are actually doing this work, and
– how these activities fit into larger institutional initiatives.
Attendees will leave the presentation with ideas on how faculty profile services can help make that human connection with faculty.
Librarian as Advisor, Concierge, Press Agent: A Case Study on Faculty Profile Services (ALA Midwinter Speaker Notes) – http://works.bepress.com/michelle_armstrong/42/
ScholarWorks is a Service (ACRL Speaker Notes) – http://works.bepress.com/michelle_armstrong/41/