Paper No. 244-2
Presentation Time: 1:45 PM
EVOLUTION OF THE DATA LIBRARIAN: CASE STUDIES DOCUMENTING THE EVOLVING ROLE OF DATA LIBRARIANS AT ONE ARL INSTITUTION
Data services provided by libraries have grown and and changed over time. This paper will explore the evolving services, priorities, and capacities of data librarians at one ARL library in relation to evolving demands by university stakeholders, with special attention to the needs of earth scientists. The paper will also consider the many skill sets required in recent data librarian position descriptions, and will seek to clarify the most crucial skills neccessary to fulfilling the research data needs of the earth sciences community.