Library Liaison Information
What is a library liaison? A librarian that specializes in YOUR field of study and is assigned to specific programs.
Visit the Library Liaisons guide for details regarding librarians assigned to each college and for educational topics:
- College of Arts, Sciences & Technology
- Ross College of Business
- College of Health & Public Administration
- General Educational Topics
What kinds of things can library liaisons help me with?
- Provide research assistance to program chairs, design faculty, and content editors in assigned area (if under one hour of research time, otherwise submit a request to the library Research Consultation/Orientation form)
- Attend scheduled departmental and program meetings in your liaison area
- Provide at least one presentation annually to academic program department(s) to share library updates and to identify and build collaboration opportunities
- Work with Academic Advisors assigned to same college/program
- Work with faculty to ensure they have access to the electronic resources they need to create their assignments, and for students to complete assignments
- Work with faculty to create program, course, or assignment level research guides to support student success
- Orient graduate assistants from assigned liaison area
- Be aware of any library-related accreditation standards for assigned programs/collection development areas
- Contact faculty when new programs are identified for potential development, or when significant redesign is occurring in a course or program
- Identify materials with faculty to have placed on course reserve
Library Research Projects/Consultations
If you have a research need, you may contact the library or your library liaison to request a Research Project or a Research Consultation. Research projects are completed by librarians for research needs that are associated with University programs/projects. Research Consultations are one on one time with a librarian to assist you completing your research. Use the Research Consultation/Orientation form to request projects or consultations. If your assigned liaison is not available, the research request will be forwarded to another librarian.