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Talking So Faculty Will Listen, Listening So Faculty Will Talk: Engagement Strategies for Library Liaisons

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Do you need to raise awareness among faculty at your institution regarding how library services can provide them with immediate value and advance their professional goals? This free panel presentation and workshop, featuring practitioners from both inside and outside the library profession and hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) at the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, will explore communications methods and tools that ARL library liaisons and their supervisors can use to engage more deeply with faculty.

The techniques covered in this event will help you: better understand faculty members’ individual workflow challenges, develop meaningful professional relationships with faculty, and connect faculty with library services that can save them time and advance their goals. Discover and share ways to engage with faculty on their own terms.


Speakers at this event will include:

John G. Bales, Director of Development (University Libraries/Mayborn Museum), Baylor University

Melanie Lefkowitz, Staff Writer and Social Media Coordinator, Assessment and Communication Department, Cornell University Library

Martin Tsang, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow and Liaison Librarian for History and Latin American Studies, Religious Studies, Judaic Studies, and Modern Languages, University of Miami Libraries

Who should attend?

ARL library liaisons and supervisors who need to add faculty outreach skills to their repertoire will benefit from participating. This event is limited to employees of ARL member libraries.

Event details

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, West Building, Room W194b, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Fee: None

Registration: Register online by Monday, June 5, 2017. Registration for the ALA Annual Conference is separate from this event (and not required).

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.