University of Tennessee

Log Number: RE-13-19-0027-19

A team of educators at the University of Tennessee's School of Information Sciences, working with University of Tennessee Libraries, and the University of Denver, will develop Collaborative Analysis Liaison Librarians (CALL), a master's-level instructional project. The project will educate a cohort of 14 leaders in science library liaison roles. The project will also develop a model of experiential learning and curriculum, which will be made available for programs across the country. An interdisciplinary and interagency team will recruit, educate, and mentor this cohort. The cohort will focus on building liaison skills to better collaborate with researchers in science-focused agencies and to build curriculum and skills for liaison librarianship. Each student will benefit from an immersive practicum in a participating science agency, mentoring relationships with experts in STEM librarianship and science information services, and an ALA-accredited master's degree with a specialization in liaison librarianship. The project will conclude with a summit where participants will share best practices and insights from the practicums, mentoring, and curriculum.
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