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Oct 24, 2013 (4 years and 20 days ago)

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New Rule:

Librarian before “e”

-

No Exceptions

Supporting
eScience

without Losing Yourself

Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS


Emerging Roles Symposium

Pacific Northwest Chapter, Medical Library Association

Oct 12, 2012


eLibrarian

HELLO MY NAME IS

e∙
merg

ing


(e
-
mûr
´
jing
) Newly formed or just coming




into prominence.


e∙
volv

ing

(e
-
volv
´
ing
) To develop or achieve gradually.


tran

si

tion

ing

(
tran
-
zish
´
en
-
ing
) Passing from one form,



state, style, or place to another.

Information
Literacy Librarian

Research &
Scholarly
Communications
Librarian

Informationist

?

2005

2008

2012

… the classic roles of libraries
:




developing and preserving collections



developing access schema



developing services to meet information needs


provide an important base from which to develop
roles in
eScience
.

The Data Deluge: Can Libraries Cope with e
-
Science

Marcum & George, editors


… the classic roles of libraries
:




developing and preserving collections



of
what
?



developing access schema



what’s
metadata?



developing services to meet information needs



Build
networks


how?



“Middle Man”


aren’t we cutting them out?



Data LITERACY


are we data literate to begin with
?

What’s in your toolbox?

Skills


Database Management


Database Design


Data Mining


Information Retrieval Systems


Natural Language Processing


Research Methods


Statistics


Digital Preservation


Information Architecture


Information Visualization


BUT…

Subject Knowledge

and/or

Expertise

emerging



evolving

transitioning

These are the keys.

It is not Apple that is causing smoking to decline at the incredible
rate that it has over the last 20 or 30 years. It is a broad network
of people
-

some of them working for government agencies, some
of them just by word of mouth, some of them philanthropic
organizations
-

that are kind of spreading the word and getting
people to give up this dangerous habit.






~ Steven Johnson





“Who Needs a Boss When You Have Your Co
-
Workers?”

Megan
Gambino

Smithsonian.com, September 25, 2012



Jacket design by Alex
Merto
/Portrait by Nina
Subin

Our Network

staff

clinicians

patients

public

faculty

students

staff

ideas

staff

students

history

programs

strategies

plans

digital repositories

staff

resources

time

researchers

emerging

evolving

transitioning

Skills

+

Being comfortable with ambiguity*

Being entrepreneurial in spirit

o

creative

o

risk
-
taking

Being self
-
confident

Being inquisitive

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