Liaison librarians offer expertise to faculty, students and staff.

Jan 10, 2018

Recently, Liaison Librarian Erin Thomas was highlighted in an Inside Iowa State piece by Dave Roepke. Erin and all liaison librarians stand ready to support the research pursuits of faculty, students and staff, and assist them at any stage in a project. The article encapsulates the activities that a liaison librarian might undertake on any given day.

Librarians teach. They conduct research. Librarians select materials for the collection. They make presentations to classes and support faculty with the development and delivery of material for use online and in class. Librarians lend expertise in the areas of publishing, data management, open access and research impact. Librarians are engaged all over the Iowa State campus, in all colleges and in all departments.

The University Library has 15 liaison librarians, with specialties in each subject area. All faculty, students and staff are encouraged to reach out to their liaison librarian and tap into the expertise offered by each person.

The beginning of a new semester is a good time to offer a reminder that each day at the University Library, librarians and staff recommit themselves to facilitating lifelong learning for the campus community.