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Wednesday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: Exploring the Unique Partnership between Subject Librarians and Scholarly Communication

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Subject librarians are uniquely poised to facilitate conversations and assistance about scholarly communication topics to faculty and students -- helping make the connections between scholarly communication and discipline-specific research. The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries offers a unique intersection between scholarly communication and subject librarians by implementing a robust subject librarian model that includes activities related to scholarly communication and partnering with UCF’s Office of Scholarly Communication to provide support on a variety of topics to the campus community. In particular, this model has been particularly effective with STEM disciplines. The subject librarians in these respective disciplines have actively partnered with the Office of Scholarly Communication to provide a series of workshops targeted to STEM faculty on topics such as predatory publishing. These conversations have prompted invitations to speak at college and department meetings and to provide additional assistance and support on these scholarly communication topics. It has also led to a research project conducted by the science, engineering and computer science librarians and the scholarly communication librarian on the open access publishing practices and trends of UCF STEM faculty to help better inform conversations and research support to these faculty. This session will explore the various ways in which this unique model aids UCF Libraries in providing scholarly communication support to faculty and students in an effective way and will share specific strategies and examples that attendees can practically implement at their respective institutions.

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Sarah Norris

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Central Florida
Sarah Norris is Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries. In this role, she leads the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication and open access efforts, with an emphasis on scholarly publishing and copyright. She has presented at local, state, national... Read More →
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Sandy Avila

Science Librarian, University of Central Florida
Sandy is the Science Librarian in the Research and Information Services Department at the University of Central Florida Libraries. She is the subject librarian for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, CREOL, and the NanoScience Technology Center. Her research interests... Read More →
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Buenaventura (Ven) Basco

Engineering and Computer Science Librarian, University of Central Florida
Buenaventura (Ven) Basco is the subject librarian for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Ven has several interests in many aspects of librarianship – STEM instruction, collaboration and outreach, international relations programs... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401