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Library Liaisons: Liaison Program

The liaison librarians function as a contact between the departments and the Library. They share information about resources and solicit requests and suggestions for developing the library's collection.

Resource Development

The library has the ultimate responsibility for building and maintaining the collection, including decisions about storage, preservation, and weeding; collection interpretation; collection evaluation; and budgetary management. However, we welcome input from the College community.

For further information, please consult the document below.

Services

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Introduction

A library liaison is a librarian who has been formally designated as the primary contact person between the Library and assigned academic departments at Prince George's Community College. This person serves as a contact for assistance with, or information about, any library service or issue. In other words, the liaison fosters two-way communication between the library and the College.

Best Practices

Developing relationships between the library and academic departments is a core responsibility for library liaisons. Establishing and maintaining regular communication with the College may include:

  • Sharing library resources and information with the department
  • Visiting with department chairs or liaisons to discuss future plans
  • Perusing departmental websites to gather new information
  • Attending departmental meetings
  • Serving on departmental committees when appropriate
  • Attending lectures, discussion groups, and special events sponsored by the department
  • Soliciting or recommending orders for new materials
  • Keeping a departmental “wish list” of possible purchases
  • Asking for input in weeding collections
  • Requesting help in reviewing gift and other incoming materials
  • Relaying information about changes in the library
  • Welcoming new faculty and staff and providing orientation
  • Working with departments to ensure information literacy is fully incorporated
  • Reporting departmental information to library staff