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ASPECTS 1: So You Want To Be A Subject Librarian? [TG1/ASPECTS1_SubLib]


1:45 pm - 4:00 pm


The London Mathematical Society
57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS

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This workshop is part of the cpd25 Aspects programme, aimed at library staff looking to acquire additional skills and knowledge or staff working towards Chartership.


So You Want To Be A Subject Librarian?

The position of Subject Librarian – or Liaison Librarian, or Information Specialist, or any number of other variations – remains a key one in most academic libraries and is one that many new professionals aspire towards.

However, it can be difficult for staff in Library Assistant or similar roles to make the move up into this area of library work as it is often a significant leap up the career ladder. It can be difficult to gain experience in this Subject Librarianship and few libraries have roles such as Assistant Liaison Librarians that allow a smoother transition.

In this event, both recently appointed and more experienced Subject Librarians will discuss their routes into Subject Librarianship and what they have learned along the way. They will discuss the key aspects of the role and provide advice for those who want to take a similar path. A Subject Team manager will also discuss what skills are required for Subject Librarians and what opportunities you might wish to look at in order to successfully make the transition. By the end of the event, you should have a clearer idea of what you will need to do to become a Subject Librarian.


Andrea Packwood and Rebecca Mackle, Subject Librarians, Anglia Ruskin University
Amelia Hellyer, Academic Support Librarian, Universities at Medway
Lesley Gould, Academic Support Manager, Universities at Medway

£50.00 members
£75.00 for other institutions.

This session takes place alongside ASPECTS 2: Gamification in Teaching
If an individual is booked onto both sessions a 10% discount will be applied.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

To book a place please use our online booking form.


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