SPEC Kit 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons · 139
Core Competencies: Department of Collections, Research, and Instruction
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Liaison Competency 8: Acquires functional knowledge of foreign languages, computer programs,
academic resources, databases, and scholarly and research tools, as appropriate, that support the
librarian’s liaison responsibilities to the department.
In practice:
Develops knowledge of foreign languages as necessary.
In accordance with library policies, learns the appropriate level of software supporting
specific and general research needs of academic programs such as digital scholarship,
data, geospatial data and GIS, government information, streaming media programs,
citation programs, visual resources, etc.
In subject-specific instruction and consultations, is able to coach students, faculty, and
staff on the use of this software, these academic resources, databases, and scholarly and
research tools.
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