Library Liaisons & Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians are available to provide custom information literacy and research skills instruction sessions to individual classes throughout the year.  Sessions usually run one hour and can be conducted in your classroom.

What your Liaison can do for you

Liaisons are the librarians that work most often with individual departments and are most familiar with the subject matter. Library liaisons can:

  • Keep you updated about library services, resources, and policies.
  • Convey your concerns and requests to the University Librarian.
  • Support your research interests by locating and recommending relevant information resources.
  • Provide you with resource guides tailored to your course(s) including books, journals, online databases, audio/visual material, and internet resources.
  • Work with you to expand the Library collection to make it more pertinent to the learning and teaching needs of your program.
  • Offer you one-on-one consultation.
  • Help you in identifying resources needed for your course(s).
  • Collaborate with you to integrate information literacy in your coursework.
  • Provide in-class lectures to introduce your students to basic information literacy skills.
  • Provide tailored training sessions based upon discipline or course to your students

Regarding Guest Lectures

  • Contact your liaison, when developing your class syllabus, for in-depth Library collaboration on courses and assignments; in doing so you may not need to take time from class. 
  • The primary instructor must attend the session. Students take the need for good research techniques more seriously if the instructor is present and engaged.
  • Avoid requesting a session for the first week of class. Students need to understand the course requirements and assignments before launching into research.
  • Contact your liaison at least 1-2 weeks prior to the session.
  • Connect the session to the information literacy outcomes for a particular assignment.
  • Unless the sessions requires hands instruction or has an assignment that needs to be completed in class, guest lectures will take place in your classroom.  Sessions in computer labs are not guaranteed.

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Nnekay Fitzclarke, MLIS

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Amy Gilbert, MLIS

Aaron Richardson

Aaron Richardson, MA, MLIS

Business Administration | Communication & Media Studies | Dance, Music and the Performing Arts| Studio and Graphic Arts Visual Studies

Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Clinical Laboratory Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Global Public Health | Nursing | Psychology

Literature & Languages | Humanities and Cultural Studies | History | MA in Humanities| MFA in Creative Writing | Political Science & International Studies | Social Justice

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Michael Pujals, MLIS

Education | MBA | Counseling Psychology | Occupational Therapy | Physician Assistant

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