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Tips for Liaison Librarians

By Cory Lampert on March 1, 2007 3:02 PM | Permalink
This afternoon, I joined our Subject Liaison librarians at a meeting where I was asked to talk about potential roles they might play in working with faculty on digitization projects. Here are some notes from my handout: Roles 1. Main Contact with faculty- Role identifying collections, opportunities, proposing projects 2. Information Source- Role communicating campus/school issues, priorities, interests of faculty 3. Subject Specialist- Collection Development role: selection, identification, organization and description to help create useful metadata 4. Research Expert- Usability/Instruction Role: understanding of faculty and students research needs should be part of designing collection web pages, custom searches, and database design. 5. Cheerleader- Role promoting digital collections and the original primary resources, help provide context and relate digital collections to other resources. 6. Eye on the Marketplace- Role interacting with vendors, database providers, publishers of other online resources (including other digital collections). Tips: So you’ve heard tidbits about a potential project…what next?