Consulting Librarian/Faculty Liaison Program

The consulting librarian will:

  • facilitate annual department meeting about library resources;
  • consult with the liaison about course/research/degree changes that might impact collections, instruction and other library services;
  • keep the liaison informed about new library initiatives including resources, services, instruction and web pages;
  • collaborate with the liaison to develop a useful collection to meet departmental needs; and,
  • work closely with the liaison on collection development, especially journal and database holdings.

The library asks that the departmental faculty liaison:

  • schedule annual department meeting about library resources with librarian;
  • keep your librarian informed about course/research/degree changes that might impact collections, instruction and other library services;
  • encourage all faculty to communicate their individual information and instruction needs with your librarian;
  • share library communications with your colleagues; and,
  • facilitate discussion of collection development, especially journal and database holdings.

Areas for continuing discussions:

  • Books: funding, withdrawals, e-books
  • Reference: print, online
  • Journals: funding, use of print/microfilm titles, online access to indexing and full-text articles
  • Databases: current/future access
  • Video/DVD: funding
  • Specials: CDs, kits, other online resources
  • Web site: suggestions
  • Instruction: expectations for faculty, students, Simpson Colloquium
  • Facilities: spaces and services