As it is a rare occasion that we can discuss the inner workings of faculty-librarian relationships, the Information Literacy Committee will unite librarians and faculty for a guided discussion on faculty liaison models. Gathered input from this session will serve as the foundation of an online resource guide.
Although many librarians work in tandem with faculty throughout our daily work lives, it is a rare occasion that we can unite to discuss the inner workings of the faculty-librarian relationship in a digital environment. The literature on faculty liaison programs is abundant, yet, the AMICAL community has not examined this unique relationship in-depth. As an effort to bridge this gap, the Information Literacy Committee members propose a BoaF session that provides the opportunity to openly discuss faculty liaison programs across AMICAL institutions.
Through various active learning activities, this BoaF session will encourage participants to share their experiences and provide insight as to what works well and what needs improvement at their institutions. Focus on addressing several issues and questions will guide the session:
What does it mean to be a liaison librarian?
*How does technology as a communication or teaching tool impact your relationship with your faculty?
*What does a successful model look like?
*How does this relationship improve library services to the academic community?How does the liaison program impact student learning?
*How do we assess the liaison program?
Based on participants’ input a customized online guide will be developed and made available to the AMICAL community post-conference.