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Reimagining the Library Liaison

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) hosted Library Liaison Institutes from 2015-2018, and will soon publish a toolkit and list of resources.

Below are some resources related to the Library Liaison Institutes.

ARL Publications and Resources

ARL Library Liaison Supervisors Meeting, American Library Association 2018 Midwinter Meeting, Denver, Colorado, February 12, 2018.

Research Library Issues no. 294, a compilation of articles on the changing roles and opportunities for library liaisons (2018).

Talking So Faculty Will Listen, Listening So Faculty Will Talk: Engagement Strategies for Library Liaisons, American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 2017.

Open Scholarship Early and Often: A Community Conversation on Increasing Openness, Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 22, 2017.

ARL Library Liaison Meeting, 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 27, 2016.

ARL Library Liaison Supervisors Meeting, American Library Association 2016 Midwinter Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 11, 2016.

M.J. D’Elia, “Running a Value Proposition Exercise in Your Library: ‘How-To’ Lessons from the ARL Liaison Institute,” video, Association of Research Libraries, 2016.

M.J. D’Elia, Value Proposition Conversations in Libraries: Facilitator’s Toolkit 1.0, Association of Research Libraries, 2016.

Rebecca K. Miller and Lauren Pressley, SPEC Kit 349: Evolution of Library Liaisons (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2015).

Barbara Rockenbach, Judy Ruttenberg, Kornelia Tancheva, and Rita Vine, Association of Research Libraries/Columbia University/Cornell University/University of Toronto Pilot Library Liaison Institute: Final Report (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2015).

Janice M. Jaguszewski and Karen Williams, New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries (Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2013).

Research Library Issues no. 265, A Special Issue on Liaison Librarian Roles (2009).

Additional Publications and Resources

Rita Vine, “Realigning Liaison with University Priorities: Observations from ARL Liaison Institutes 2015–18,” College & Research Libraries News 79, no. 8 (September 2018): 420–458.

Prairie Liaison Institute 2017 (Madison, WI, July 17–18, 2017). Provides a useful example for ARL member libraries that would like to replicate some or all of the Library Liaison Institute.

Nisa Bakkalbasi, Barbara Rockenbach, Kornelia Tancheva, and Rita Vine, “ARL Library Liaison Institute: What We Learned about Needs and Opportunities for Reskilling,” College & Research Libraries News 77, no. 3 (March 2016): 118–121.

Anne R. Kenney, “From Engaging Liaison Librarians to Engaging Communities,” College & Research Libraries 76, no. 3 (March 2015): 386–391.

Anne R. Kenney, Leveraging the Liaison Model: From Defining 21st Century Research Libraries to Implementing 21st Century Research Universities (New York: Ithaka S&R, 2014).

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