Works in Progress Webinar: Librarians on interdisciplinary research teams—a case study from the University of Miami
Learn about an innovative pilot program in which University of Miami librarians, as embedded team members, played a crucial role in interdisciplinary research projects.
Kineret Ben-Knaan, Research & Assessment Librarian
Angela Clark Hughes, Director, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Library
Kelly Miller, Associate Dean, Learning & Research Services
James Sobczak, STEM Librarian
In this webinar, representatives from the University of Miami Libraries will share how librarians at the university have served as critical team members on interdisciplinary research projects. Through the university’s Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK) project to support innovative interdisciplinary research, librarians were embedded as team members in more than a dozen interdisciplinary projects over the course of a three-year pilot. As fully-integrated team members, University of Miami librarians played a significant role by offering support for resource discovery and access, serving as a connector to experts and resources, and by improving collaboration and communication—especially by serving as an informal “cultural translator” between disciplines.
Members of the University of Miami Libraries team will share how their program was developed, describe their experiences on specific research projects, and describe how they assessed their involvement. They will also provide a glimpse into lessons learned and how they plan to move forward with the next generation of U-LINK projects.
This webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in cultivating positive campus partnerships and demonstrating the library’s value proposition, particularly library leaders, and librarians engaged in providing research support services. It will be of particular interest to librarians who are eager to serve as project members on interdisciplinary research teams.