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Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison



The changing higher education environment requires a new kind of relationship among faculty, academic liaison librarians, and students. A core resource for any LIS student or academic librarian serving as a liaison, this handbook lays out the comprehensive fundamentals of the discipline, helping 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 skilful communication and resource utilization with coverage of key topics such as; 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, and evaluation methods. Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison provides ready guidance for current and future academic liaison librarians.
1. Orientation meetings 2. Acquiring subject specialization 3. Advice on faculty communication and assistance 4. Online tutorial creation 5. Collection development 6. Information literacy instruction 7. Embedded librarianship 8. Library guides 9. New courses and accreditation 10. Evaluation methods.

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.

"...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."

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