For Your Enrichment: Outreach Activities for Librarian Liaisons

Isabel D. Silver

Abstract


The role of the library liaison is evolving as user needs and library resources are changing. In this column, Isabel D. Silver, director of Instruction and Academic Outreach at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida describes a new model for academic liaisons that can help to increase engagement with various library user communities.—Editor


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Julie Arendt and Megan Lotts, "What Liaisons Say about Themselves and What Faculty Say about Their Liaisons, a U.S. Survey," portal: Libraries and the Academy 12no. 2 (2012): 155–77.

Louise Cooke et al., "Evaluating the Impact of Academic Liaison Librarians on Their User Community: A Review and Case Study," New Review of Academic Librarianship 17, no. 1 (March 2011): 5–30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2011.53909.

James Thull and Mary Anne Hansen, "Academic Library Liaison Programs in US Libraries: Methods and Benefits," New Library World 110, no. 11/12 (2009): 529–40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03074800911007541.

Scott Walter and Paula Kaufman, "Service is Sovereign: Strategic Change and the Future of Library Service" (address presented at the LibraryConnect Seminar 2008, Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; and Bangkok, Thailand: July–August 2008).

Thull and Hansen, "Academic Library Liaison Programs in US Libraries," 529–40.

Cooke et al., "Evaluating the Impact of Academic Liaison Librarians on Their User Community," 5–30; Jo Henry, "Academic Library Liaison Programs: Four Case Studies," Library Review 61, no. 7 (2012): 485–96; http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1108/00242531211288236.

Arendt and Lotts, "What Liaisons Say about Themselves," 155–57; Cooke et al., "Evaluating the Impact of Academic Liaison Librarians on Their User Community," 6; Henry, "Academic Library Liaison Programs"; Janice M. Jaguszewski and Karen Williams, New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries 4, no. 13 (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, August 2013), 1–17; Nancy Kranich, Megan Lotts, and Gene Springs, "The Promise of Academic Libraries: Turning Outward to Transform Campus Communities," College & Research Libraries News 75, no. 4 (April 2004): 182–86; Tina Schneider, "Outreach: Why, How and Who? Academic Libraries and Their Involvement in the Community," in Outreach Services in Academic and Special Libraries, ed. Paul Kelsey and Sigrid Kelsey (Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 2003), 200; Thull and Hansen, "Academic Library Liaison Programs in US Libraries," 529-540; and Walter and Kaufman, "Service is Sovereign," 7.

Michele R. Tennant et al., "Customizing for Clients: Developing a Library Liaison Program from Need to Plan," Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 89, no. 1 (January 2001): 11, 8–20; Onda Bennett and Karen Gilbert, "Extending Liaison Collaboration: Partnering with Faculty in Support of a Student Learning Community," Reference Services Review 37, no. 2 (2009): 131–42. See also John Rodwell and Linden Fairbairn, "Dangerous Liaisons? Defining the Faculty Liaison Librarian Service Model, Its Effectiveness and Sustainability," Library Management, 29, no. 1 (2008): 116–24; E. M. Wilson, "The Role of Library Liaison as Consultant," Kentucky Libraries 77, no. 1 (2013): 14–19.

Sara Gonzalez, Physical Sciences Librarian; Rae Jesano, Health Sciences Librarian; Peter McKay, Business Librarian; and Isabel Silver, Director of Instruction and Outreach.

Arendt and Lotts, "What Liaisons Say about Themselves," 156; Sally Gore, "Cashing In: Social Capital and the Informationist," A Librarian by Any Other Name (blog), March 3, 2014, http://librarianhats.net/2014/03/03/cashing-in-social-capital-and-the-informationist.

Arendt and Lotts, "What Liaisons Say about Themselves," 173.

Linda C. Butson et al., "You Have Become a Liaison Librarian, Now What? Getting In and Going Forward," poster, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Ibid.

Arendt and Lotts, "What Liaisons Say about Themselves," 156.

Henry, 485–96.

Ibid.

Tennant, Butson, Rezeau et al., 19.

Henry, 485-496.

Butson et al., "You Have Become a Liaison Librarian, Now What?"

Ibid.

The draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (February 2014) emphasizes the partnership between librarians and faculty to integrate information literacy into course design and across the academic curricula. See also: Corey M. Johnson and Sarah K. McCord, and Scott Walter, "Instructional Outreach Across the Curriculum: Enhancing the Liaison Role at a Research University," Reference Librarian, 39: 82 (2003): 19-37.

Tennant, Butson, Rezeau et al., 20.

Kranich, Lotts, and Springs; and "UF Library Liaison Best Practices Survey" (March 2014).

Tennant et al., "Customizing for Clients," 19.

Ibid., 19–20.

Ibid., 11.

Thull and Hansen, "Academic Library Liaison Programs in US Libraries," 529–40.

Butson et al., "You Have Become a Liaison Librarian, Now What?"; Thull and Hansen, "Academic Library Liaison Programs in US Libraries," 535–38.

Henry, 485–96.

Butson et al., "You Have Become a Liaison Librarian, Now What?"




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/rusq.54n2.8

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