146 · Representative Documents: Responsibilities, Competencies, Goals
Academic Liaison responsibilities
Academic Liaisons support faculty and students by engaging with them throughout the research
teaching, and learning processes. Each liaison has assigned subject and/or functional areas and actively
participates in the common responsibilities outlined below.
Each liaison also serves on one of the following teams:
Collections: work collaboratively with the Collections Analyst to develop and assess collections
guided by a deep understanding of the research trends and local needs
Teaching and Learning: actively engage with faculty and graduate students as partners in
programmatically integrating information fluency concepts and research skills into the
Marketing and Services: work collaboratively with the UX Director and colleagues in Access
Services and Support Services using user-­‐centered inquiry and design to develop, market, assess,
and maintain relevant, high-­‐quality services
Scholarly Communications: work collaboratively with the UX Director to understand faculty and
students changing workflows and patterns of scholarly communication and assist in the
development of tools and services to support this work.
Liaison Engagement
Actively engage with faculty and students to build strong working relationships
Be knowledgeable about and be able to speak to a range of library issues, including scholarly
communication, data management and curation, digital scholarship, and information fluency
Identify opportunities to collaborate on projects, exhibits, services, and collection decisions
Actively seek opportunities to support constituents through all parts of the research lifecycle
Analyze trends in departmental teaching and research programs, stay abreast of scholarship in
assigned disciplines, and use this knowledge to respond to departmental needs
Content (Acquisition, Stewardship and Promotion)
Monitor and analyze faculty and graduate student research trends in assigned areas
Understand the broader research and scholarly communication trends in assigned areas and
their relationship to the local environment
Develop, discover and recruit institutional scholarly output, such as research data, digital
content, and other content for inclusion in digital repositories
Understand collection policies and budgets as a part of overall planning
Develop research level collections by curating the acquisition of materials in all formats that
support the research and teaching not only of the assigned departments but also of those
interdisciplinary areas which build from them.
Evaluate and make decisions about existing collections including decisions about withdrawal,
transfer, and preservation
Promote newly acquired and accessioned materials through integration into instruction, class
syllabi and exhibits
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