Dixie State University
Library & Learning Services
Liaison Roles and Responsibilities
← View the list of liaisons
- Teaching and Learning
- Provide information literacy and research instruction to distance and residential classes via guest instruction, teaching or co-teaching credit-classes, creating online learning objects, etc.
- Work with instructors to integrate information literacy and research skills into the curriculum
- Create and maintain effective library guides, subject portals, tutorials, videos, and other learning objects
- Design graded and ungraded research assignments that incorporate information literacy goals in collaboration with instructors
- Assess student learning of information literacy concepts using the University Libraries’ “Student Learning Outcomes” and via multiple assessment methods in GE courses as assigned
- Identify core classes and curricula that would benefit from research instruction and/or learning objects, and contact the teachers involved
- Research Services
- Provide customized reference and research services through email, phone, chat, and individual and group consultations
- Help staff the Information Desk and Mosio online service
- Make referrals to other librarians, campus units, etc. as appropriate
- Seek opportunities to extend services through embedded work
- Understand database interfaces, citation management tools, and other research tools used on campus
- Understand the research process of students and faculty
- Collections and Resources
- Communicate with users regarding collection and research needs
- Develop and maintain print and electronic collections for assigned subject areas
- Manage collection funds effectively and efficiently
- Monitor research and publishing trends in assigned subject areas
- Contribute to accreditation reports and “new program” applications
- Remain knowledgeable about Special collections and collaborate with Special Collections/Archives as needed
- Support donor connections as relevant to liaison subject areas
- Scholarly Communications
- Keep current with general trends in scholarly communications, and monitor subject-specific trends
- Educate and inform faculty, graduate students, and campus administrators about scholarly communication issues, copyright, author rights, etc.
- Investigate and promote new avenues of scholarly communication such as open access publishing, institutional repositories, journal hosting, etc.
- Attending workshops, webinars and forums sponsored by UALC, ACRL, etc.
- Encouraging faculty to attend such workshops, webinars, and forums