Karen Williams: Subject Librarian 2.0

by Lorne Madgett on September 2, 2009

in 2009 Lecture,Archived Presentations,Vancouver Lectures,Victoria Lectures

*UPDATE*  Video of Karen Williams’ presentation >here<.

Karen Williams

Subject Librarian 2.0: Preparing Liaison Librarians for 21st Century Academic Environments

Karen Williams will be speaking about how the University of Minnesota Libraries has begun the process of redefining liaison librarian roles to better prepare subject librarians for 21st century academic environments. She will outline emerging roles, discuss the skills needed to fulfill those roles, and showcase University of Minnesota’s approach to transitioning liaison roles that better reflects current research environments and anticipates future academic environments.


Friday, September 18, 2009, 9:30am – 10:30am
Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Canfor Room
(Room 1600)


Monday, September 21, 2009, 8:30am – 9:30am*
University of Victoria, University Club, Salal and Snowberry rooms

Karen Williams is Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs at the University of Minnesota, a position she has held since late 2004. Prior to that, she spent 22 years at the University of Arizona Library in a variety of positions, including subject liaison to several departments. She led the development of new liaison position descriptions at Minnesota, which include roles in scholarly communication, information literacy integration, and digital tool development

BCLRG Lecture Series Coordinators: Joy Kirchner (joy.kirchner@ubc.ca), Kat McGrath (kat.mcgrath@ubc.ca), Don Taylor (dtaylor@sfu.ca), Heather de Forest (hdefores@sfu.ca) or Katy Nelson (katnel@uvic.ca)

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