Library & Learning Services

Dixie State University


Liaison Roles and Responsibilities

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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