Get Help from a Librarian in Your Subject Area
Contact the librarian whose liaison assignment matches your department.
|Sharon Clayton||Michael Joseph||Laurie Sauer||Rebecca Yowler|
|(309) 341-7249||(309) 341-7432||(309) 341-7788||(309) 341-7245|
More Services: Your librarian-liaison can also provide the following services.
Serve as your point of Contact with the Library. Instead of having to learn where to go to to find info on reserves, who to ask about ILL, etc. You can address all your questions to your librarian liaison. You are free to go directly to individual library departments, but you don't have to.
Customized Instructional Sessions. Liaisons work with faculty to develop effective sessions for instructing students in the specific skills needed for a course assignments. Sessions are interactive and provide hands-on practice time for students. Sessions should be scheduled during regular class periods with instructors present and participating.
Assignment Design Assistance. Liaisons can also assist in developing assignments that effectively incorporate information literacy skill development. Faculty bring to the table a high level of subject expertise and experience with student work -- librarians can provide expertise on information resources and our knowledge of student research behavior.
Assessment. Liaisons can develop exercises to be completed by students in a course to assess particular information literacy or research skills, and, when appropriate , the librarian can also grade or evaluate those exercises.
Customized Instructional Materials. Liaisons can develop print handouts and/or Research Guides customized to your assignments and the resources you want your students to be aware of and use. Some examples include:
Liaisons can provide you with answers to all sorts of informational or research questions. You can call or email your liaison. You can also set up an appointment for an extended research consultation. Your advanced students can also contact the liaison with their in-depth reference questions.
If your question is urgent, and you cannot reach your liaison by phone, we recommend emailing your question to both your liaison and our general reference email, firstname.lastname@example.org, just in case your librarian is not in that day.
Questions can range from the simple to the complex. Many times you may be perfectly able to find the information yourself, but by utilizing your librarian liaison you can save your time for those things only you can do. Here are some examples of the types of questions you can ask your liaison.