New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians


  • Alice Crawford, University of St Andrews Library, UK

Aimed at practitioners and students of librarianship, this book is about interesting and unusual practical projects currently being run by academic liaison librarians. It shows how liaison librarians can extend their roles beyond the established one of information literacy teaching and showcases areas in which they can engage in collaborative ventures with academic and administrative staff. Designed to excite and inspire, New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians demonstrates the potential of the liaison role and emphasises the need for flexibility, imagination and initiative in those who hold these posts.
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Academic liasion librarians; Students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-569-5

Table of Contents

Liaison in the wider world: A medical librarian in Malawi; Liaison and bibliometric support: The UK Research Assessment Exercise; Liaison and virtual worlds; Liaison and digital scholarship; Liaison and open access journals; Liaison and community outreach: A Friends of the Library Group; Liaison and library buildings.