Library liaison services for facultyPosted: February 1, 2023
The A.T. Still Memorial Library liaison program facilitates partnerships and communication between the library and ATSU’s colleges, schools, departments, and programs across all campuses to support teaching, learning, research, and clinical care. With the liaison program, library resources, services, and personnel are tailored to the specific needs of ATSU’s faculty, students, clinicians, and staff.
- Foster and enhance collaborative relationships between the library and the ATSU academic community.
- Provide ongoing dialogue, connections, and communication between library and faculty to increase awareness, provide customized services, promote, and integrate library resources and service into the curricula.
- Strengthen and promote student’s critical thinking and lifelong learning skills through integration of evidence-based instructional activities into the classroom.
Who is your liaison?
Each college, school, department, and program has been assigned a librarian who serves as the first point of contact for personalized help regarding library resources and services. The liaisons’ contact information is available on the Liaison Services page of the website.
What can liaisons do for you?
Liaisons are responsible for a variety of duties including library instruction, orientation, marketing, outreach, one-on-one research support for faculty and students, and selection of resources customized to your needs.
What can make the library liaison successful?
- Library and faculty partnerships for student success: Ongoing dialogue, communication, and sharing of information between faculty, including deans and department/program chairs, and the library liaisons regarding curriculum changes, research, teaching, and resource needs.
- Curriculum committees: Invite and work with a liaison where appropriate when you are redesigning your curricula and planning to add new courses. This is to help the library make informed decisions and changes that are customized to your curriculum, student and faculty teaching, research, and clinical needs. Invite and allow library liaisons to attend monthly faculty,department, or division meetings and to be on curriculum committees.
- Instruction (synchronous or asynchronous): Effective collaboration between faculty and their library liaison to build online tutorials or course-specific guides for your department or specific courses. Please contact your liaison directly or complete this instruction request form for any instruction, orientation workshop, or presentation needs.
Resource selection: Partnering in selecting resources that are evidence-based and curriculum-centered. Participate in database trials and provide feedback.