Announcing Dr. Sarah Sutton at ALCTS ERIG in Philly at ALA Midwinter

ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group Meeting

Topic: Dr. Sarah Sutton presents on Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, followed by open discussion
When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1PM Eastern
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 102A

Speaker Bio:
After 12 years as a practicing electronic resources librarian and earning a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, in 2012 Dr. Sarah Sutton accepted a position on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. Her dissertation research on core competencies led to the creation of the recently published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at ESU, Dr. Sutton continues to pursue research on librarian competencies, to promote the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, and serves on the NASIG Executive Board.

Abstract:
In July 2013, NASIG endorsed and published Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians providing long needed standards upon which libraries may base electronic resource librarian (ERL) position descriptions, supervisors may base ERL performance evaluations, and LIS master’s programs may base electronic resources curriculum development. In this presentation, Sarah Sutton, who chaired the task force that developed them, aims to briefly describe the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians, their history and development including the research from which they were derived. The aim of this presentation is also to provide a synopsis of some of the uses to which the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians have so far been put in libraries, both anticipated (e.g. curriculum development) and unanticipated (e.g. workflow and personnel re-organization). It will conclude with an audience discussion of the planned and potential future impacts of the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians.

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