A week in the life of a subject librarian - with a difference!
Riley, Helen. (2009) A week in the life of a subject librarian - with a difference! SCONUL Focus, Vol.45 . pp. 55-57. ISSN 1745-5782
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Everyone knows what subject librarians do, or at least we hope they do: mainly research enquiries; collection development; liaison with academic departments; and information skills support, in training sessions, by providing workbooks, or by developing e-learning projects. Many of our users are distance learners who can never visit our library. So perhaps supporting a course based in Ethiopia is not so different to our usual activities after all. I’m the Law Librarian at the University of Warwick, and in November 2008 I spent a week of my working life in Mekelle, in Northern Ethiopia. Other subject librarians have done this before, so you may have already heard their accounts. However, it was a first for me! The School of Law at Warwick is working in partnership with the Faculty of Law at Mekelle for the next four years, in a capacity-building project to set up a postgraduate law programme, with PhD candidates as well as an LLM course.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)|
|Divisions:||Administration > Library|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Law librarians -- Diaries, Distance education -- Ethiopia, Law -- Electronic information resources, Law -- Study and teaching -- Ethiopia, Information services -- User education -- Ethiopia|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCONUL Focus|
|Publisher:||Society of College, National & University Libraries|
|Page Range:||pp. 55-57|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|References:||Marie Paiva. A quick glimpse at public and academic libraries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 2008, http://www.against-the-grain.com/ TOCFiles/20-1_Paiva.pdf [accessed December 2008]|
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