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Liaison Program Consultants (toth)

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

Coordinates activities, identifies needs, and proposes actions necessary to support instruction provided by liaisons.

  • advances knowledge about library resources
  • stores and shares knowledge on best practices/effective assignments
  • facilitates communication among liaisons on instruction matters
  • promotes awareness of using new technology to teach and to consult
  • ensures instruction services connect to remote locations

Monitors:

  • FYSE program participation and trends
  • student training for service points and other instruction initiatives
  • relevant software applications: RefWorks, EndNote, SubjectsPlus, etc.
  • guide-making activities: coverage, currentness, etc.


COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Coordinates activities, identifies needs, and proposes actions necessary to support liaisons in selecting and evaluating resources for library collections.

  • establishes and streamlines selection procedures for all formats
  • compiles and displays usage statistics and other relevant data
  • leads assessment and de-selection initiatives
  • facilitates communication among liaisons on collection and ILL/DD matters
  • tracks budget and presents budgetary matters to liaisons

Monitors:

  • approval plan profiles and tools
  • consortial activities (colldev and ILL) and pursues resource-sharing opportunities
  • materials budget spending
  • user requests (to detect preferences and trends)


DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP

Coordinates the digitizing, organizing, presenting, storing, and linking of materials produced by College community members or owned by the College.

  • schedules digitization projects to ensure timelines are met
  • confers regularly with project staff
  • participates in prioritizing titles for scanning
  • writes reports and prepares publicity for some projects
  • promotes awareness of intellectual property rights and academic publishing issues

Monitors:

  • quality control requirements: metadata, linking, interoperability
  • funds/budgets to ensure cost-effectiveness


ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY

Coordinates the support of faculty and students in creating and using new media for presenting information locally and globally.

  • consults with faculty about pedagogical challenges and using technology to meet them
  • develops audio, video, image, and other applications to support the curriculum
  • assesses, produces, and/or redesigns Web pages/portals/platforms to support the curriculum
  • explores current and emerging technology tools and considers how they might be used
  • communicates with faculty, staff and students about technology tools and teaching/learning trends
  • arranges training sessions with students and faculty

Monitors:

  • media lab
  • guides and tutorials
  • courseware
  • social and other software


ASSESSMENT

Coordinates the study and analysis of user needs, expectations and behaviors in the physical and e-learning environments.

  • employs usability tests, questionnaires, focus groups and other assessment tools
  • identifies new services in response to user needs
  • improves public interfaces and functionality of e-services
  • promotes benchmarks and expectations regarding levels of service

Monitors:

  • physical service desks
  • digital service points (WebPAC, homepage, FedSearch portal, etc)
  • formal survey results( MISO, OberGroup, LibQual)


  1. [Liaison Meeting Notes]

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