In a series of scholarly essays, Assessing Liaison Librarians: Documenting Impact for Positive Change examines how academic libraries assess liaison activities and offers recommendations for documenting the impact of programs and services. Individual chapters address liaison activities relating to collection development; library instruction; research services; engagement and outreach; online, blended and other learning environments, including MOOCs; scholarly communications and information technology; the importance of assessment in the 21st century research library; and professional development of liaisons librarians. This book has very helpful rubrics of activities and assessment measures in various areas of liaison work.
Discusses the development and systemizing of research support services and strategies.
Contents: Getting involved in the research environment and the research process -- Information literacy skills in the research process -- What is research support from the library, and what should it be? -- Getting to know the library -- Meeting different expectations : an approach to the different library users' needs -- What can the library offer and what can the librarian do? -- Communication is key : how to make contact and stay in touch -- Important research support services -- Subject and discipline affect library needs -- More fun and better results : cooperating in academic writing -- Conclusions and suggestions for further work.