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Interdisciplinarity and crossing boundaries in geoscience librarianship

Interdisciplinarity and crossing boundaries in geoscience librarianship

Andrea Twiss-Brooks

Geoscience Librarianship 101

October 21, 2006


Educating yourself in a new area

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

  • LISTEN/LOOK


Educating yourself in a new area1

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

    • General science journals

    • Alert services

    • “Popular” books

    • Core journals in discipline


Educating yourself in a new area2

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

    • General science journals

      • Science

      • Nature

      • Scientific American

      • New Scientist


Educating yourself in a new area3

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

    • Alert services

      • Web of Knowledge

      • Scopus

      • Specific journals


Alerts

Alerts

Weekly search set up as RSS feed


Alerts1

Alerts

Citation alert in Scopus with RSS feed option


Educating yourself in a new area4

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

    • “Popular” books

      • John McPhee, “Annals of the Former World”

      • David Raup, “Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?”

      • Use CHOICE reviews, or look for book reviews in the general science journals


Educating yourself in a new area5

Educating yourself in a new area

  • READ

    • Reviews/articles in core journals and specialized magazines

      • Earth-Science Reviews

      • Geology

      • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society


Educating yourself in a new area6

Educating yourself in a new area

  • LISTEN/LOOK

    • Attend departmental seminars

    • Science podcasts e.g., “Science Fridays” on NPR

    • Reference questions

    • University news office

    • Technical sessions at conferences


University news office

University News Office


Developing collections

Developing Collections

  • Review historical orders

  • Core lists

  • Guides to the literature

  • Book reviews

  • Other resources


Core lists

Core Lists


Book reviews

Book Reviews


Establishing authority as a subject specialist

Establishing authority as a subject specialist

  • Start with small steps and build on small successes

  • Never say “no”

  • Continuing education

    • Informal

    • Formal

      • Workshops

      • Vendors on site visits

      • Exhibits

      • CE related courses at your institution

      • Local/regional organizations


Work creatively with others

Work creatively with others

  • Colleagues

  • Professional network

  • GEONET-L

  • Special projectse.g., Resources for College Libraries


Resources

Resources

Book reviews and lists

http://g118.grainger.uiuc.edu/gexbookreviews/reviews/

http://www.e-streams.com/

http://www.ybp.com/acad/index.html

http://www.rclweb.net/

GEONET-L

https://lists.purdue.edu/mailman/listinfo/geonet

GSIS

http://www.geoinfo.org/


Resources1

Resources

Andrea Twiss-Brooks

Co-Director, Head of Collection Services, Science Libraries, and

Physical and General Sciences Bibliographer

email: [email protected]

voice: 773-702-8777 fax: 773-702-3317

John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, 5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1402

Crerar Library News: http://crerar.typepad.com


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