The following list is intended as a guide for liaisons to utilize in setting up relationships and working with assigned departments, schools and programs. The list is not meant to be exhaustive or prescriptive; rather it is an outline of activities that individual liaisons might consider in preparing an action plan for each academic year. It is recognized that each individual liaison and department, school, or program are different and may require a variety of strategies to effectively serve those assigned to the liaison. The checklist is provided just as a guide and not as a definitive or specific program.
Have name added to departmental mail and e-mail distribution lists
Create or update electronic distribution list of liaison clientele
Create and update subject web page or other "resources by subject page"
Have resources by subject page linked from department, program or specific course web site
Produce information guides on new services, collections, and research tools
Prepare or update subject research guides and electronic guides
Have subject research guides and electronic guides scanned and linked to the subject web page
Schedule regular visits
Write a feature or column for departmental or library newsletter
Prepare and distribute library information news updates (electronic or paper) targeted to the liaison department
Send information packets to new faculty including adjuncts
Schedule individual orientation meetings with new faculty and adjuncts
Coordinate with Instruction Coordinator library orientation sessions for new graduate students
Schedule demonstrations of relevant electronic products
Establish or update new books distribution list
Meet with Department Chair or Dean to learn about the current plans for the department or program; seek feedback on the library liaison program and the action plan being established for the year.
Continue to meet regularly with Department Chair or Dean to learn about current plans for the Department; seek feedback on the library liaison program and the action plan being established for the year.
Attend departmental meetings or other faculty inclusive gatherings
Survey and document faculty research interests
Serve on a departmental, program, or campus committee (e.g., facility re-dedication)
Assist with department, program, or campus self-study / re-accreditation / grant
Learn about the curriculum
Perform a scan of electronic resources in the subject or program area and recommend potential resources
Create or update collection development statement
In conjunction with the Selectors Committee, create or update collection development policy and when appropriate communicate to appropriate individuals or team
Perform a collection review (General, or Special collections)
Monitor use of serial titles: add and drop titles according to cost and need
Review serial titles for potential shift from paper to electronic format
Perform a scan of the profession with regard to potential liaison activities for this area
Establish a liaison partnership with another library staff member or with other library staff in similar programs.
Audit or attend a class in the liaison subject area
Write and submit an article for publication that is related to one's liaison work or liaison subject area
Participate in a conference or workshop related to one's subject area
Assist with planning of conference related to one's subject area
Work with department, program, or campus administrators to insure information literacy is fully incorporated into the program curriculum
Establish a teaching partnership with a member of the liaison departments or programs
Teach a course or a course component in the liaison departments or programs
Establish a research partnership with a member of the liaison departments or programs
Develop or help develop an interactive learning module in the liaison area