Helpful Hints for Developing Subject Expertise and Learning your Collection



1. Get at least a basic knowledge of the discipline. This knowledge will help all aspects of your collection managing, including talking intelligently to faculty, teaching research classes in the discipline, and collecting materials.
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2. Know your Department's focus and current research interests; be familiar with the research in the field as a whole
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3. Know your discipline's use of the library.
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4. Network with library colleagues in your discipline.
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5. Know your collection. Build your collection based on everything you've learned from above.
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Authors: Task Force for Orientation of New Collection Managers; comments on content and arrangement to Sherri Barnes.

Updated: 12/12/06 12:09:23