MLA Satellite Teleconference
Roles and Essential Skills for the Expert Searcher
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
1:00 p.m., central time
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this teleconference are to give attendees
an overview of the basic concepts of expert searching, to explore the
issues involved in developing and retaining expert skills, and to promote
expert search services as an important means of institutional support.
Additionally, the teleconference serves as an introduction to the MLA
Policy Statement: "Role of Expert Searching in Health Sciences Libraries."
At the end of this teleconference, attendees will be
- Define the concepts of expert searching and expert
- Identify and describe the various components of the
expert search process
- Identify and describe situations in which the knowledge
and skills of expert searchers are essential
- Cite "high impact areas" in which consultation
with an expert searcher and the provision of an expert search are critical
to institutional decision-making
- Explore avenues by which health information professionals/health
sciences librarians may become and remain expert searchers
For more information, contact Kathleen
Combs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.419.9094 x29.