Liaison Librarianship in Academic Libraries


INF2335H — Liaison Librarianship in Academic Libraries

This course is designed to prepare students for careers as liaison librarians in academic libraries. The course will cover the evolution, development, and current issues surrounding subject or liaison librarianship in academic and research libraries. A general history of liaison librarianship and examination of the scope of liaison responsibilities in teaching, learning and research will be reviewed and form the basis for discussion of current issues in liaison work. Students will examine how liaison work relates to and supports the impact an academic library has on the reputation of its parent institution; uncover the challenges and tensions in modern liaison librarianship, especially in the teaching, learning and research lifecycles; and engage with current and anticipated trends in liaison work. One of the goals of this course is to challenge current thinking on the nature of faculty/student and librarian interactions and to break through common assumptions of how a modern librarian engages with stakeholder communities.

Notes: Previously INF2309H: Special Topics in Information: Liaison Librarianship in Academic Libraries. It is a regular course effective September 1, 2021.