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Meeting Our Users Where They Conference: A Texas A&M Model to Support Librarian Attendance at Subject-Specific Conferences

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Title: Meeting Our Users Where They Conference: A Texas A&M Model to Support Librarian Attendance at Subject-Specific Conferences
Author: Seeger, Christina; Wan, Gary; Hankins, Rebecca; Melgoza, Pauline
Abstract: Today’s academic librarian is frequently called upon to function as a subject specialist, with or without advanced degrees in other disciplines. One method of monitoring trends within a given field is to study its literature; another is to attend conferences in the discipline. Discipline-specific conference attendance by academic librarians provides opportunities to interact with faculty in their disciplines that result in an increased communication with faculty, improved reference expertise, and more focused collection development. This paper describes the Texas A&M University Libraries’ support for conference attendance and examples of the resulting benefits.
Description: Copyright Holder, 2009: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of 'Copyright Holder' for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Public Services Quarterly, Volume 5 Issue 2, April 2009. doi:10.1080/15228950902837541 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228950902837541)
Publisher: Public Services Quarterly
Subject: subject-specific conferences
academic librarians
collection
tenure
Department: University Libraries
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/86481
Date: 2009-04-01

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Hankins, Rebecca, Melgoza, Pauline, Seeger, Christina and Wan, Gary(2009)'Meeting Our Users Where They Conference: A Texas A&M Model to Support Librarian Attendance at Subject-Specific Conferences',Public Services Quarterly,5:2,98 — 113

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