Wednesday, November 8 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
In Research We Trust

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In the era of fake news and alternative facts libraries play an important role by providing access to resources that are authoritative, reliable and undeniable trustworthy. What’s more, libraries must support a research process that is seamless in nature; one that users trust to lead them to the most relevant content in the most expedient way. For libraries, fulfilling this role is not without its many considerations. Libraries must provide a balanced collection, ensure ready discoverability of content and deliver precisely the experience and the resources that different users expect throughout the research process.

The pathway to trustworthy research depends on both the content sources and the technologies that support research along the way. From having access to and choice of trustworthy content, to the right collection development tools, to the technologies that provide seamless and unbiased access to the library’s collections - there is much to consider. So how can libraries best address these different areas to deliver the trust in research that users expect?

This panel will look at ways to bring trust to research. Panelists will look at the need for curated content and the ways to assess subscription resources. In addition, panelists will look at the research process and the tools that instill trust in research outcomes – from collection development, to discovery and ultimately seamless, reliable access to the library’s collections.


Toni Carter

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Instruction Coordinator, Women's Studies Liaison, Auburn University Libraries
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George Hart

Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts Lowel
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Lisa Rose-Wiles

Science Librarian/Associate Professor, Seton Hall University Libraries
Lisa Rose-Wiles is the Science Librarian at Seton Hall University Libraries in South Orange, New Jersey.  She holds an MLS from Rutgers University and a PhD in Biological Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to moving into the library field, Lisa conducted... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401