What skill sets do librarians need to support a specific research discipline? And what library tools and services are emerging for applied research?
Find out from three chemistry professionals, two who have gone into library sciences supporting fellow researchers and one who has pursued a distinguished research career in chemistry.
In a webinar on Thursday, March 13, titled Librarians supporting applied research and discipline-specific researchers, these experts will discuss:
- 12 core elements of library services in corporate and academic settings.
- Library support for applied research needs, such as patents, startups and special spaces.
- Tools to support applied research in academic and industrial settings.
- Librarians as liaisons between researchers and other campus communities and stakeholders.
- The importance of a librarian having an educational background in the disciplines they support.
The webinar is part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, health sciences, corporate and government librarians.[divider]
To participate in the webinar
The webinar is on Thursday, March 13 from 12-12:50 pm EST (16-16:50 BST / 17-17:50 CET). Click here to register.
Submitting questions for the panel
Questions for the panel can be submitted during the webinar, or though Twitter using the hashtag #LCwebinar.
Three PhDs in chemistry will present different perspectives on librarians: supporting applied research, serving academic and industrial communities, and tailoring tools and services to a discipline.
Dr. Oliver Renn is the Head of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center in the Department Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zürich. Dr. Renn specializes in knowledge and information management, and education and training initiatives. He has a PhD in bioinorganic chemistry and his prior work experience includes research, publishing, an oncology startup, and a major pharma company (as information center director).
Dr. Ye Li is the Chemistry Librarian at the University of Michigan's Shapiro Science Library. Dr. Li supports all levels of teaching, learning and research in chemistry, and collaborates with faculty and researchers on cheminformatics projects. She has a PhD in chemistry and an LIS master's degree. She is Chair-elect 2014 and Chair 2015 of the Chemistry Division of the Special Library Association.
Dr. Jan Reedijk is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Leiden University in the Netherlands and Professor of Chemistry at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has authored and co-authored more than 1,100 research papers in molecular inorganic chemistry and served as Director of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry from 1993-2005. He is a founding editor of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, and is President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.[divider]
Elsevier Connect Contributor
Colleen DeLory is Editor of the Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and The Academic Executive Brief (@acadexecbrief). Before joining Elsevier in 2010, she worked in communications positions at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, where she started a faculty/staff news website. Her goal with Library Connect is to provide a forum in which librarians from around the world can share their thinking on broad and systemic issues, as well as practical, hands-on advice based on their own challenges and successes.