For many years now, students and faculty have been able to interact with the Libraries without physically leaving their homes, classrooms, or offices because the resources and services of the Libraries are easily made available online. This spring, the Libraries will expand this concept further – inviting students and faculty to physically interact with librarians without leaving their departments, offices or classroom buildings.
During the past several academic terms, Liaison Librarians have stepped outside of the library to bring coaching and expertise to students and faculty members closer to the labs, classrooms and departmental spaces where they work. These added work places extend the reach of the Libraries by embedding its resources and staff knowledge within academic life on campus. This approach focuses on learners and researchers and strengthens the relationship between liaison librarians and faculty as they partner to teach students.