Building a Community of Experts
Library and Information Science
Librarianship is becoming more complex with a broader range of services to support with little or no new people to take on these additional roles. The group of libraries in the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana consortium are working together to grow their expertise by expanding their role beyond their single library. With initial and projected ongoing training from OCLC and coordination from PALNI, a team of experts in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, circulation, and discovery systems from multiple PALNI libraries provide consultation and site visits to provide in-depth, in-person support to libraries. Future areas of expert development will include license and knowledgebase collaboration. By pooling our resources and experience together, we are creating space for innovation.
Colbert, Lynné A.; Brubaker, Noah; and Wilson, Cynthia, "Building a Community of Experts" (2015). Library Staff Professional Publications and Scholarship. 5.