The goals of Library Liaisons:
- To enhance communication between the library and academic units.
- To develop a systematic and sustainable method of developing library collections by working with faculty members.
- To identify more clearly library resources needed to support the University’s academic programs and research.
Suggestions for Department Representatives & Faculty Members
Send requests for books and monographic purchases through the library liaison or the online form.
Send requests for journal subscriptions and databases so that when funding is available your requests can be considered. Liaisons will submit requests for resources that require recurring funds to the Collection Development Committee for consideration.
Review book lists from liaisons and make recommendations for purchase.
Let us know when you are developing a new class or program so that we can discuss resources needed.
Communicate library resource requirements for accreditation.
Invite your liaison to an occasional departmental meeting.
Tell us the best ways to communicate with you– email, IM, blogs, newsletters, web pages, meetings?
Pass along the names of new faculty, visiting faculty, others who may like to have a library contact.
Keep communication open for ways that we can better partner with faculty.
Read and encourage your colleagues to read Au Courant. the Library newsletter.
Schedule library instruction sessions for students. Encourage faculty who have not used our library instruction program to contact us for options and ideas. The Library Instruction Team can customize instruction sessions for your courses.
Refer students and faculty to us for individual appointments and assistance with research and assignments.
Schedule library instruction sessions so that we can demonstrate to you the research databases that are available to support your programs.
Send us your syllabi and assignment sheets that require library research so we can be prepared to help.
We often prepare web pages that list sources that would be helpful to students and reference librarians.
Communicate your areas of research, new areas of interest, and resource needs. Library events often focus on faculty research and publication.
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