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 & Biochemistry, Cognitive & Behavioral Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Geology, German, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physical Education, Physics and Engineering, Science (General), Sociology and Anthropology, and Women's and Gender Studies Jeff Barry Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Literature in Translation, Middle East and South Asian Studies, Politics, Russian Area Studies, and Russian Mackenzie Brooks Associate Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian English and Digital Humanities Tom Camden Associate Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives Special Collections and Archives Emily Cook Assistant Professor, Research and Outreach Librarian Arabic, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, French, Government (All), History, Italian, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish, Writing Program, Citation Management, and Zotero Julie Kane Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services Moataz Khalifa Assistant Professor, Director of Data Education Data and Statistics Paula Kiser Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian Africana Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Jason Mickel Associate Professor, Director of Library Technology Computer Science and Journalism and Mass Communications Kaci Resau Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources Librarian Environmental Studies and Poverty & Human Capability Elizabeth Anne Teaff Associate Professor, Head of Access Services Art, Art History, Film Studies, and Theatre & Dance John Tombarge Professor, Business Librarian Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Government (All) K.T. Vaughan Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian