This benefitThink also about where you are in your career (beginning, mid-career, or veteran). How can that affect your approach to liaison work? How might your networking assist you in your career?
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Kristy Padron Florida Atlantic University May 10, 2010CSUL Information Literacy Subcommittee
Rodwell, J. & Fairbairn, L. (2008). Dangerous liaison?Defining the faculty liaison librarian service model, itseffectiveness, and sustainability. Library Management,29(1/2): 116-124. A formal structured activity… meet with teaching faculty to discuss strategems for directly supporting the instructional needs and those of students. Engage more closely with the university’s core activity of research and teaching. ◦ Embed their activities with academic programs than just supporting or aligning with them.
Traditional liaison programs lack impact and are too passive. It’s frequently carried alongside with traditional library activities (collection development). Web pages don’t show the extent or depth of liaison services. Changes in the library/higher education environment is providing an impetus to look for new ways to meet demands. ◦ The complexity of the information environment is an opportunity to reconnect with faculty.
Macaluso, S.J. & Petruzzelli, B.W. (2005). TheLibrary Liaison Toolkit: learning to bridge thecommunication gap. The Reference Librarian,43(89): 163-177.Librarians at SUNY New Paltz created a liaisonprogram based on information generated at aretreat. Identified communication issues, relevant (and flexible, voluntary) liaison activities, and training needs.
A toolkit was created to advise on relationship building and finding departmental information.
Stahl, A.D. & Baker, N. (1997). What I want in alibrarian. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 37(2):133. Proactivity tempered with a sense of when to back off (“simultaneously hands on and hands off). Clear communication. Keep me informed. Tell me how I can contribute to building the library. I need your teaching skills where new technologies are concerned. Let me observe you.
Sunshine StateLibrarianLeadershipInstitute:a librarian and anon-library mentor Library Orientation Student Life Skills
A University SearchCommittee(Director of CUTLA) Important contacts made throughout campus! Liaisons were helpful for me at that level in my career...
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1. The need to network2. See opportunities in many scenarios3. What were some past scenarios where new networks or conversations could had taken place (search committees, event attendance, etc)?4. Open doors to communicate needs, concerns, and goals
5. What are the projects or priorities within other departments?6. Tell the librarys story to those who work outside of it: “What? I didnt know that!"7. Use resources in novel ways