Library Liaisons (Subject Specialists)
Library faculty assigned to develop collections in specific academic colleges, departments, programs and subject areas, in collaboration with teaching and research faculty, serve as Library Liaisons. Liaisons keep current with scholarly publications and developments in their subject areas, identify unmet user needs, prepare for new courses and curriculum, and select library materials to enhance collections. Liaisons keep current by reading book reviews in major publications within asigned disciplines, and review titles through the library's approval plan. Liaisons collaborate with departmental faculty to build and enhance collections, to consider serial cancellations, and participate in accreditation assessments within their disciplines. Activities of library liaisons are coordinated by the Head, Collection Development & Technical Services. Please contact Patricia Pettijohn (email:firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the Library Liaison program.
Faculty are encouraged to suggest materials for purchase or license by contacting the appropraite liaison or the Head of Collection Development, or by submitting a request through our online Purchase Suggestion Form. Faculty developing new course or programs are encouraged to contact Patricia Pettijohn (email:email@example.com) to discuss collection development in their field.
To contact the library liaison in your subject area: