One of a subject liaison’s responsibilities is guiding students to become proficient researchers. When disciplinary faculty assign projects requiring students to explore the scholarly literature, it is often crucial for library faculty and staff to help those students navigate and understand the scholarly ecosystem.
How Can a Subject Liaison Help?: Some of the topics we can address with library instruction are: What is the role of the academic library? What is the scholarly conversation? What are the norms and expectations for academic discourse in a particular discipline? What are a particular discipline’s gaps in existing knowledge? How to find, use, and manage data How to preserve and protect newly created scholarship If you are assigning a project requiring the use of library resources, please contact your subject liaison to create a personalized plan for your students. Mary Abdoney Associate Professor, Instruction Coordinator & Science Librarian Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Engineering, Psychology, Science (General), Bioethics, and Physical Education Jeff Barry Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian German, Russian, Literature in Translation, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, French, Italian, Spanish, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Literature and Language Mackenzie Brooks Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian English and Digital Humanities Sydney Bufkin Assistant Professor, Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow Writing Program Tom Camden Associate Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives Special Collections and Archives Dick Grefe Associate Professor, Senior Reference Librarian Africana Studies, Education, Film Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Politics, Poverty Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, General (any topic), Anthropology and Archaeology, East Asian Studies, Government (All), Interdepartmental, Islamic Studies, Russian Area Studies, Social Sciences (General), and Women's and Gender Studies Julie Kane Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services Paula Kiser Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian Jason Mickel Assistant Professor, Director of Library Technology Computer Science Elizabeth Anne Teaff Associate Professor, Head of Access Services Art History and Studio Art, Philosophy, Religion, and Theatre John Tombarge Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Data and Statistics