Librarians as part of cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional team projects: Experiences from the VIVO collaboration

Rolando García-Milian*, Hannah F. Norton, Beth Auten, Valrie I. Davis, Kristi L. Holmes, Margeaux Johnson, Michele R. Tennant

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cross-disciplinary, team-based collaboration is essential for addressing today's complex research questions, and librarians are increasingly entering into such collaborations. This study identifies skills needed as librarians integrate into cross-disciplinary teams, based on the experiences of librarians involved in the development and implementation of VIVO, a research discovery and collaboration platform. Participants discussed the challenges, skills gained, and lessons learned throughout the project. Their responses were analyzed in the light of the science of team science literature, and factors affecting collaboration on the VIVO team were identified. Skills in inclusive thinking, communication, perseverance, adaptability, and leadership were found to be essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-175
Number of pages16
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • interdisciplinary
  • team science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Librarians as part of cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional team projects: Experiences from the VIVO collaboration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this