SUBJECT LIBRARIANSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS LIBRARIES

At the UNT Libraries, engagement with the community is fundamental to the work of Subject Librarians. Engagement by Subject Librarians entails a level of sustained, high-quality interactions between the Subject Librarian and patrons. Subject Librarians have leadership roles as representatives of the Libraries within the UNT communities. Engagement is the primary strategy for developing and using leadership skills in this role.  

ENGAGEMENT 
The Subject Librarian takes initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate ongoing communication with key constituencies about their resource and service needs to promote the university's goals regarding student and faculty success.  

TEACHING AND LEARNING 
The Subject Librarian assesses patron needs and delivers information literacy instruction within the context of the curricula of the university in collaboration with colleagues both within and beyond the libraries.  

RESEARCH SERVICES  
The Subject Librarian provides professional research consultation to members of the UNT community by understanding patron needs and library resources appropriate to the librarian's assigned discipline(s).  

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT  
The Subject Librarian contributes to the development and management of collections to support research and instruction in subject area(s) by collaborating with Collection Development staff.  

DIGITAL TOOLS 
The Subject Librarian uses, and advises on, appropriate technologies, tools, and information resources to meet patron needs and expectations. 

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION  
The Subject Librarian fosters student and faculty understanding of the scholarly communication process by working with appropriate colleagues in the Libraries to develop an awareness of scholarly communication issues and promote services offered by the Libraries.  

OUTREACH  
The Subject Librarian works with colleagues in the Libraries, University units, or community partners to promote library services and collections to UNT or broader communities in support of the mission of the Libraries.

Originally published October 23, 2018