Re-skilling for research: an investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers


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Author: Auckland, Mary


The increasingly competitive research environment demands greater collaboration (across discipline, institutional, and national boundaries) and generates greater quantities of data than ever before. In addition, funders are placing increased emphasis on the demonstration of the impact of research outputs and engendering wide dissemination of research findings. As research activities evolve, research support must evolve with it. This report examines in detail the information needs of researchers and begins to outline the skills and knowledge that are required to meet those needs. It...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Skill needs; Capacity building; Professional development; Comparative analysis; Skills audit

Published: London, England: Research Libraries UK, 2012

Physical description: ii, 112 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Conducted for RLUK by Mary Auckland.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 108.414

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