Each academic discipline is assigned one or more subject librarians or resource coordinators. Each is responsible for acting as a liaison between the academic department and the library. The resource coordinator for a department can assist with the following services:
Identifying and contacting service points within the library: If there are any questions about the library or its services, the resource coordinator for the department is there to help.
Purchasing materials: (examples: audio visuals, electronic resources, books, periodicals, maps, microforms, etc.) The resource coordinator will assist with purchasing materials for faculty and student use. Orders can be requested by contacting the resource coordinator. The resource coordinator can also check on the status of an existing order, and after the item is cataloged and available, the faculty member who requested the item will be notified.
Library instruction: Contact your resource coordinator to inquire about scheduling a library instruction class. Please identify the class, the assignment, the number of students in the class, and the desired date and time for the class. It is helpful if the resource coordinator is contacted at least several days in advance to provide time to adequately prepare for the class. The classes are usually taught in one of the library's computer labs, however, classes can be taught through Blackboard, electronically or in the teacher's classroom.
Research assistance: Resource coordinators are also available to provide faculty assistance with their research. They can search databases, find relevant Web sites, or provide factual information or data.
Program review or accreditation: The resource coordinator is available to assist with the report as well as meet with site visit teams.