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One of the programs often seen in academic libraries is the subject liaison program. Librarians are assigned responsible area(s) based on their education background and/or professional training. They serve as a bridge between teaching faculty and the library. A liaison librarian’s tasks may include, but are not limited to, bibliographic instruction, collection development, and research consultation. In addition, the liaison librarian is responsible for informing the target department/program about current status of relevant information sources should any changes occur. In the teaching front, some libraries, in collaboration with teaching faculty, embed liaison librarian in the program as a co-teacher for the class.
At York College Library, we have assigned 24 subject areas among 10 librarians. https://www.york.cuny.edu/library/about-the-library/subject-liaisons. One librarian served as an embedded librarian in a health science class in 2012-13. An exciting event occurs every year when we receive the budget for new book acquisition. Each of us will get a share of the pie and update our collections with his or her wisdom.
A recent article on the topic by Karen Stanley Grigg, Science Liaison Librarian at University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries, is worth reading.
Building a Successful Liaison Program from the Ground up
“Information literacy is defined as a process by which students come to
- Recognize when they have a need for information
- Identify the kinds of information needed to address a given problem or issue
- Develop a search strategy and find and evaluate the needed information
- Organize the information and use it effectively to address the problem at hand
- Use the information legally and ethically.”
From the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians’ White Paper on Information Literacy, 2001.
“An information literate individual is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.”
Information Literacy (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Gateway to information including an overview of information literacy, standards and guidelines, resources and professional activity. Includes Information literacy in a nutshell for faculty and administrators.
Information Literacy Section (IFLANET) Promoting international coordination in information literacy education.