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The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit

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June 2019


This book chapter describes the work of liaison librarians. After reading this chapter, you will be able to describe common qualifications and responsibilities of liaisons in order to determine whether liaisonship is suitable for your needs and interests as a new librarian or LIS student. It will allow you to articulate skills and expertise requisite for liaison work in order to evalu¬ate your ability to provide services most effectively. You will be able to establish a plan to gain relevant skills and expertise in order to compete successfully for liaison job openings. It provides information about how to connect with faculty in their areas of responsibility in order to facilitate new outreach and deepen existing relationships. It should help you develop and assess support and outreach initiatives in order to identify gaps and provide greater support for patrons. Finally, it will help you appraise liaison work in order to advocate for promotion/tenure.



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