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Enterprising Liaisons: Evolving Engagement

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The evolving library liaison role

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Enterprising Liaisons: Evolving Engagement

  1. 1. Enterprising Liaisons: Evolving Engagement Jennifer Natale Librarian
  2. 2. Overview ● Discuss liaison work ● Developing profiles ● Creating engagement plans ● Tips for staying on track Image by Jennifer Natale
  3. 3. Liaison Assignments ● Academic departments ● Student demographic ● Offices/Programs ● Other?
  4. 4. What do they need? ● Requests ● Past experience ● Survey/Feedback ● Research/Literature
  5. 5. Create a Profile or Persona ● Creates a record ● Delve more deeply ● Reflect for innovation
  6. 6. Academic Department Content ● Links to website, faculty list, learning outcomes ● Curriculum (undergrad/ grad) ● Notables like accreditation
  7. 7. Student Population Content ● Partners ● Demographics ● Unique Needs ● Engagement opportunities
  8. 8. Meeting Preparation ● Generate ideas and questions for department chairs, program directors ● Learn & Expand your profile
  9. 9. EXAMPLE In Fall 2018, there were 81 new transfer students who declared Psychology as their major. Psychology is consistently one of the most chosen majors by incoming transfer students. These transfer students will not go through First Year Seminar or introductory English courses where library instruction is embedded.
  10. 10. Tie in to Goals ● What do you want to work on? ● Be SMART - specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time- bound.
  11. 11. EXAMPLE Over the next two semesters, I would like to increase the number of instruction sessions taught in Psychology by 20% and/or increase the number of course sites who have a direct link to the LibGuide by 30%.
  12. 12. Build an Engagement Plan ● Collaborative elements ● Consider preparation When do? ● Consider timing When due?
  13. 13. EXAMPLE Establish baseline numbers of instruction sessions, embedded LibGuides and LibGuide hits. What to do? Contact faculty who teach classes with research components. Discuss with Department Chair, create new LibGuide content, etc.
  14. 14. Set Deadlines ● Plan content ahead ● Workload adjustments ● Partner with other liaisons
  15. 15. EXAMPLE
  16. 16. Use Tech Tools ● Utilize task lists for due dates ● Free project management tool like Trello - set deadlines ● Project management tools like Basecamp
  17. 17. Jennifer Natale natalejj@appstate.edu Unless noted, all images are creative commons from pixabay.com

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