Title

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Librarianship

Document Type

Presentation

Journal/Book Title/Conference

ACRL/LLAMA Spring Virtual Institute

Publication Date

April 2010

Abstract

Librarians from Utah State University explain recent efforts to encourage subject librarians to take a more holistic view of their roles. We are shifting from a traditional emphasis primarily on collection development and refocusing on natural connections between collections, instruction, liaison, and reference service. The poster provides background about Utah State University’s situation and explains our approach to analyzing local needs and culture to inform development of a new organizational structure. We describe our vision of subject librarianship, the process by which we assessed librarians’ ideas and goals for performing as subject librarians, and the actions we are taking to accomplish our goals.