For immediate release | May 17, 2012

New directions for academic liaison librarians

CHICAGO — Academic liaison librarians are a vital link between faculty, students and library resources. “New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians,” by Alice Crawford, provides liaison librarians with new opportunities for innovative partnerships and projects. A practitioner in the field, Crawford showcases areas where liaison librarians can collaborate with others in their institution, extend their role, and maximize the flexibility, imagination and initiative their post demands. This practical guide presents services in the virtual environment, how to develop new libraries, how to fundraise and more.

Crawford is senior academic liaison librarian at the University of St. Andrews Library, UK. She has been librarian of a further education college, a subject librarian at Glasgow University Library and worked in areas as diverse as Special Collections, Divinity, Engineering and Official Publications. She has also enjoyed earlier careers in university administration and teaching. A Chartered Librarian, she has published a research monograph on the novelist Rose Macaulay as well as articles on librarianship.

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