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Skills to Make a Librarian by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

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A biologist adapts to librarianship

Susan Beth Wainscott

Abstract

A former conservation biologist who worked in the nonprofit, and government arenas—describes the key transferable skills, and knowledge that are brought to bear in her new role as a science librarian at an advanced degree granting public university. Having worked for nearly two decades to manage natural resources and rare species: using an adaptive management, or active learning approach, assessment, and iterative improvements to policy and practice, are standard operating procedure for this professional. Prior experience in evaluating and writing grant proposals, defining research data management, and metadata guidelines, writing technical reports, and serving as an editor ...

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