Faculty Library Liaisons
To communicate current and potential library services, the library is developing a liaison- feedback structure. We are identifying representatives from our user populations and creating two advisory groups: the Student Library Advisory Council and the Faculty Library Liaison Council. This document will describe the composition and responsibilities of the Faculty Library Liaison Council.
The council will be composed of the designated faculty representatives from each school or academic department, the subject librarians, and library and university staff members with relevant expertise. We may invite other members of the campus community according to agenda topics. The council will meet twice a year to discuss strategic and tactical issues.
In addition, faculty library liaisons will work regularly with their subject librarians to coordinate instruction, collection development, research support, faculty awareness, and other subject-specific interactions. The faculty liaisons and subject librarians will collaborate on creating a short annual summary to be submitted to the Library Director. The summary should address service satisfaction, desired additional services, and a description of recent interactions.
For clarity and planning, some of the tasks to be performed by faculty library liaisons and subject librarians are outlined below.
Faculty Library Liaisons
In addition to attending twice-yearly meetings, faculty library liaisons will work with their subject librarians on the following:
NOTE: Conversations should include a review of how the library can provide structured and integrated learning sessions to classes, develop course-specific subject guides, include librarian presences in Canvas courses and other departmental spaces, offer scheduled or walk-in research assistance to groups and individuals, maintain a suite of online subject guides and self-help tutorials for remote users, and provide real-time online support for point-of-need assistance (for example, via phone, chat, and shared-screens).
NOTE: Conversations should include a review of the suite of tools, techniques, and skills required to discover, capture, analyze, organize, repurpose, and share information across all types of media and formats. SXU researchers can gain a competitive advantage through the use of advanced options such as citation tracking, altmetrics, autoalerts, visualization assistance, data-set capture and manipulation, geospatial-information services (GIS), and other advanced research tools.
Each faculty liaison will be assigned a subject librarian to serve as the contact person for current and proposed library services. These designees will serve on the Faculty Library Liaison Council, which will meet twice a year to discuss strategic and tactical concerns.
In addition to attending twice-yearly meetings, subject librarians will consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the following:
How we do this:
Research and Teaching Support
Teach information and knowledge fluency. Document scaffolded discipline-specific active-learning techniques and the effectiveness of course-integrated support (for example, using pre/post testing of competencies, specific-resource identification, critical-thinking skills, and team-teaching testimonials).