Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2015

Abstract

In 2009, Kansas State University Libraries (K-State Libraries) moved from subject-based departments to user-based departments. From this change, subject matrices, including the Agriculture and Biological Science Matrix, were developed to address subject-related issues. This matrix is comprised of librarians from many K-State Libraries’ departments and is a conduit for sharing information interdepartmentally and developing collaborative opportunities. Libraries wishing to maintain a traditional subject-liaison model can adapt key principles underlying the matrix. Subject liaisons can go beyond siloed perspectives by soliciting advice from individuals outside the library. Another approach is to disturb established structures and introduce selective pressure to inspire innovation.

Publication Title

Journal of Agricultural & Food Information

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

52

Required Publisher's Statement

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Agricultural & Food Information on January 8, 2015 available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10496505.2014.983600.

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