ACRL/NY Professional Development Program, Fall 2018
Rowan University achieved the R3 Carnegie Classification in 2013 resulting in significant changes in strategic hires and investment of funds to support its newfound research mission. The institution has seen rapid growth as well from about 14000 students in 2013 to 18000 students in 2018. Forty new tenure-track faculty will begin in Fall 2018 and the university just announced a $5 million research fund as one such initiative to support and further research for its faculty and researchers. The Campbell Library at the Glassboro campus, as a result, has a tremendous opportunity to align its efforts and services to meet the growing research needs of its faculty and students. In the last few years, the library was successfully able to request new positions to make few strategic hires in the areas of digital scholarship, collections management, scholarly communication and data curation, and a liaison to the science departments. In FY 2019, our university library has received a retirement announcement for six “boomers” to be accomplished by December 31, 2018. With these retirements comes an opportunity to re-examine how the library accomplishes day-to-day operations and workflows.
Rele, Shilpa; Davidian, Christine; and Matthews, Jennifer K., "Change is Good: New and Emerging Positions at Rowan University Libraries" (2018). Libraries Scholarship. 11.
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