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Wednesday, November 6 • 6:20pm - 7:00pm
S2-20 Sometimes two hats are better than one: Finding synergy between collections and liaison work

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At the Gerstein Science Information Centre at the University of Toronto, collections work for all health science subjects has historically been the responsibility of a single liaison librarian. In December 2018, a new approach was implemented where two librarians share collections work for all health science subjects, while also supporting their own individual liaison portfolios. As the two new librarians hired into these positions, we initially had difficulty seeing the connection between what we felt were two distinct, unrelated roles. This poster will discuss how a project to investigate a new systematic review screening software challenged that perspective. Through the project, we were able to leverage the unique strengths of each role while learning to see and appreciate the intersection between them. In sharing our experiences, we hope to encourage continued conversation about the challenges and opportunities of split roles, and open the discussion with others who are working to balance collections work with additional responsibilities.


Glyneva Bradley-Ridout

Liaison & Education Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre - University of Toronto

Mikaela Gray

Liaison & Education Librarian, University of Toronto

Wednesday November 6, 2019 6:20pm - 7:00pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel