Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison

Mar 2014 | 210pp

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Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison

Richard Moniz, Jo Henry and Joe Eshleman

This handbook lays out the comprehensive fundamentals of the discipline to help academic liaison librarians build the confidence and cooperation of the university faculty in relation to the library.  

Readers will learn about connecting and assisting faculty and students through skillful communication and resource utilization with coverage of key topics including: 

  • orientation meetings
  • acquiring subject specialization
  • advice on faculty communication and assistance
  • online tutorial creation
  • collection development
  • information literacy instruction
  • embedded librarianship
  • library guides
  • new courses and accreditation
  • evaluation methods. 

Readership: Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison will be essential reading for current and future academic library liaisons and students of library and information science.

1. Faculty/staff orientation meetings 

2. Subject expertise 

3. Communication with faculty 

4. Online tutorials 

5. Faculty assistance 

6. Collection development 

7. Teaching Information literacy 

8. Embedded librarianship 

9. Library guides 

10. Accreditation and new courses 

11. Evaluation

"Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison provides a lot of good information for the new library professional or for any librarians who want to enhance their working relationship with the academic department(s) that they represent and thereby to provide better support of the overall mission of the academic institution."
- Serials Review

"Moniz, Henry, and Eshleman provide a thorough strategy for transporting the library liaison of the past into the 21st century…Each chapter contains multiple checklists and a short conclusion, followed by a list of references. This title would be an excellent starting point for any new librarian, and I can definitely envision it being used as a library school textbook. In addition, this title could be a valuable read for seasoned librarians who want to transform their current library liaison program."
- Technical Services Quarterly

"...a valuable and practical introductory textbook"
- This Liaison Life

"Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison takes a nuts-and-bolts approach to building, sustaining, and evaluating a liaison program. Each chapter can stand on its own, allowing readers to choose the chapter that applies to their local situation. Chapters typically include a discussion, review of resources, summary, and notes. The extensive notes include articles, books, and other resources."
- Medical Reference Services Quarterly

Richard Moniz has been a director of library services for Johnson & Wales University since 1997. He has also, in the past, simultaneously served as head of information technology services and taught classes on various subjects, and has taught for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2006. 

Jo Henry is currently the information services librarian at South Piedmont Community College. 

Joe Eshleman has been the instruction librarian at Johnson & Wales University Library–Charlotte since 2008. During this time, he has taught numerous library instruction sessions.