Document Type


Publication Date

January 2014

Publication Title

Proceedings from the California Academic Research Libraries Conference 2014


Library and Information Science


Staffing changes within academic libraries that employ the liaison librarian model, while potentially disruptive and unsettling, provide leadership opportunities to the organization. The liaison librarian model is predicated upon strong subject and background expertise and the cultivation of positive relationships with departments and faculty. Given successful liaison librarian-teaching faculty relationships, shifting from one librarian to another can be a daunting experience for everyone involved. This poster will investigate this issue, particularly expectations from both parties, correlating current professional skill sets and needs assessments, and developing and establishing new models for library support and cross training.


This is a poster presented at the California Academic & Research Libraries 2014 Conference and published in the CARL 2014 Conference Proceedings. It can also be found online at this link.