Scholarly communication librarianship is a messy field. Its margins are ill-defined and ever- changing. There is a lack of curricular training in library schools and a lack of opportunities for early-career candidates. As a result, preparing librarians for a scholarly communication career presents a challenge. In this piece I discuss this messiness and describe my personal experiences in a residency position, showing how these kinds of positions support the professional development of scholarly communication librarians, with specific reference to the NASIG Core Competencies for scholarly communication librarians.1
Willa Tavernier. “Developing Scholarly Communication Competencies: How a Post-master’s Degree Residency Program Can Provide Career Preparation,” College & Research Library News 82, no. 4 (2021) 178–181. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.82.4.178.