By some strange coincidence given yesterday’s post, this post on Raising your internal profile as an academic liaison librarian by Emma Woods came across my Twitter feed this morning.
As part of a task and ﬁnish group on internal marketing of academic liaison librarians at the University of Westminster, I posted a message to a couple of JISCmail lists to see what other librarians do in this respect. As ever, I was delighted by the number of responses I received and the amount of interest there is on this topic.
In the current ﬁnancial climate where every penny counts, raising our internal proﬁle has never been more vital. There are people making decisions on what jobs are vital to the institution’s goals and they are not necessarily aware of what librarians contribute, making our posts vulnerable to redundancy. It has therefore never been more essential to make non-library colleagues sit up and take notice of the excellent work we do.
Twenty one replies were received. Below is a summary of the various activities librarians engage in to raise their proﬁle.
Here’s a selection. Go read the entire post!
- Yammer https://www.yammer.com
- Library blog.
- Library on Facebook and Twitter.
- Blogs based on faculties, which feed into a Twitter account.