Q. What is a librarian liaison?


A Librarian Liaison is a librarian who fosters inter-relationships between the library and his/her assigned academic departments.

A librarian liaison works with faculty members in several different roles:

  • Collection Development – The librarian liaison works with faculty and staff members to develop the library's book, journal, and media collections.You can contact your librarian liaison if you have a suggested resource for the library or would like to discuss the library's current and future collection in your subject area.
  • Reference – The librarian liaison assists with citation verification and database searches, builds subject bibliographies, and establishes professional alerts. Your librarian liaison can work with you and your students to find the highest quality and most reliable resources available.
  • Instruction – The librarian liaison works with faculty members to create library assignments, library/literature guides, workshops, demonstrations, and other activities that lead to student success. Contact the Systems and Teaching Librarian for more information about library instruction or visit our Information Literacy Instruction page.
  • Last Updated Aug 08, 2017
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  • Answered By Matt Shellenbarger

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