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Thursday, November 3

6:00pm EDT

A Tale of Two Liaison Programs: University of Central Florida Libraries & Louisiana State University Libraries Partnering for Subject Librarian Excellence
Are you considering establishing a new or re-invigorated Subject Liaison program in your library but don't know how to begin? Why not partner with an established liaison program at another library?

In spring 2015, key public service managers at Louisiana State University Libraries visited University of Central Florida Libraries to learn about UCF's three-year-old reimagined Subject Liaison program.  LSU managers liked what they saw at UCF and returned home with a to-do list that included: working with their Collection Development Department to fine-tune academic program assignments for LSU liaisons; creating a liaison training program that focused on academic program profiling, faculty profiling, curriculum mapping, curriculum integrated instruction, and increased  liaison visibility and accessibility; proactive outreach to faculty and students to market library services and resources.

Sample liaison training documents, collegial advice, and progress reports traveled back and forth between UCF and LSU throughout summer and fall 2015, leading to the UCF- RIS Head traveling to LSU in January 2016 for face-to-face training sessions with LSU Liaisons. Fast forward to fall 2016 and now LSU liaisons are participating in bi-weekly training meetings that incorporate topics from curriculum mapping to licensing of electronic databases.
Public Service heads from UCF and LSU will discuss how their liaison programs are the same and how they differ; what the challenges are in their current programs and what the future may hold. Lessons learned by UCF and LSU will provide insight for other academic libraries wishing to create liaison programs designed to support student and faculty success at their own institutions. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas from their own liaison program perspectives. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to develop winning liaison program strategies for their own institution.

This poster is co-authored by Lois Kuyper-Rushing, Associate Dean for Public Services at Louisiana State University, who was unable to attend the conference.

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Barbara Tierney

Head of Research & Information Services, University of Central Florida Libraries
Barbara is Head of Research and Information Services for the University of Central Florida Libraries (2013 to the present). She formerly served as the Head of Research and Information Services for the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2011-2012). Barbara was an Invited... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Passing the Baton: Data-Driven Succession Planning and the New Liaison Role
Learn how to embark on or re-engage with academic department support in meaningful, data-driven ways by pulling from the practices developed at a large public university in the process of re-envisioning its own liaison program. Drawing from recent field scholarship, existing liaison activity rubrics, and the experiences of early career professionals in Business and the Social Sciences, participants will take home tested tips on how to successfully transition liaison duties in an effective, comprehensive manner.

This poster presentation will address: seamless succession planning, vendor relations, collection maintenance and management, cultivating faculty relationships, and programming magnetic outreach in and outside of your library.

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Katherine Ahnberg

Academic Services Librarian, University of South Florida

Nora Wood

Business Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

6:00pm EDT

Self-Directed Training Programs: What Have We Gotten Ourselves Into!
In response to an Old Dominion University Library Administration initiative, the Acquisitions & Preservation Services and Reference Departments participated in a self-directed training pilot project over a six month period from October 2015 through March 2016. Administrators looked to the departments to inform them of the viability of implementing such a program system-wide and to develop a blueprint for other units in the library to follow in case of implementation.

Department members were charged with completing two programs per month in any of eighteen subject areas. In addition, participants were asked to keep a log of programs attended, to write a synopsis of those programs, and to explain how the sessions impacted their work performance. Webinars, formal training modules, in-library programs, on-campus training sessions - about any delivery format and forum were acceptable options.

Visuals will provide an overview of the initiative, charts of training sessions attended, and challenges faced by participants. Perhaps, most importantly, takeaways and recommendations will be represented including insights into whether self-directed training is a feasible option for meeting individual and library training needs. An example of an effective and efficient self-directed training model will be featured.

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Rob Tench

Acquisitions & Resources Fulfillment Librarian, Old Dominion University
Rob has been at ODU since 2007.

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401