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Editors’ Choice: Breaking Down the Desk, Librarians Engaging Researchers in the New Scholarly Landscape

Scholars today use a multitude of data-driven methods and new platforms in their research and scholarly communications, and as librarians, we must learn and adapt our skills and services accordingly to continue to be effective scholarly partners. Librarians have an especial connection to the philosophy and methodologies of the social sciences: we are social science researchers and scholars ourselves, as well as resource curators and research support service providers. As Jim Neal observes, the rapidly evolving scholarly landscape in our digital age brings these multiple facets of librarianship into interesting juxtapositions that librarians and scholars need to consider.

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