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, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physical Education, Physics and Engineering, Science (General), Theater & Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Zotero, and Writing Program Jeff Barry Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian Anthropology and Archaeology, Film Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Law, Justice, and Society, Literature in Translation, Middle East and South Asian Studies, Politics, Poverty & Human Capability, Russian Area Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Writing Program, and Zotero Mackenzie Brooks Associate Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian 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, Africana Studies, Art, Art History, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, Government (All), History, Italian, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish, World Languages, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Writing Program, and Zotero Julie Kane Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services Paula Kiser Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian Copyright and Digital Archive Jason Mickel Associate Professor, Director of Library Technology John Tombarge Professor, Business Librarian Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Writing Program, and Zotero K.T. Vaughan Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian Education