All librarians are here for you, but your liaison has additional education and experience in business librarianship, and sets aside time specifically for Business, Management and Economics students so that you can get more focused and in-depth assistance.
Your Library Liaison can work with you during course design or revision to:
Before a term begins, or even during the term, you can always work with your Library Liaison to:
Your Library Liaison should be involved in program development in Business, Management & Economics to ensure that the library has or has time to grow the staff, instructional resources and information resources to support the new program.
You can always use Ask A Librarian to ask your research questions or get help. When should you contact your Library Liaison directly?
This page was created using a content management system called LibGuides. It's very easy to use, and we can use it to create a page and then, in some cases, give you edit access.
We call those pages Course Guides, but there are several different types and purposes:
Please bear in mind that a Course Guide comes with a certain amount of periodic responsibility. If you have worked with your Library Liaison to create one, you will need to check all the links and verify that all the content is still up to date on a regular basis (preferably at the start of every term, but at least once a year.) Contact the Library Liaison whenever you want to make a change. If you have editing rights to a Guide, you will be responsible for checking all the links and content and updating them yourself.
A librarian can help you find and evaluate content (library resources, web resources and Open Educational Resources) to put in your course.
When we first talk, I will ask you about your Course Learning Objectives and how they break down into objectives for each module. I will want to know what kinds of discussions and assignments you are planning, also broken down by module. From there we can talk about the content that the learners will engage with. If you have chosen textbooks; already have some web sites, library resources, or OER that you are planning to use or are creating original content for the course, I will need to know about that. Then we can talk about the gaps that still need to be filled in.
Over the years, I've discovered that no matter how specific a faculty member gets about the topic, modality and format of the resource that they're looking for, we can't find the right one until we work together to pin down how it will be used and what it will be used for.
So that is what we will talk about during our consultation. Actually, it will probably be a series of short consultations over email, phone, in person and video chat, whatever works best for us at the time.
I got my masters in Library Science in 2006 and came to work here at Empire State College in October of that year. I was soon made the Business, Management and Economics liaison, and took additional training through the American Library Association to learn the ins and outs of business librarianship. I have taken half a dozen graduate courses in various instructional design and online learning topics. I'm also the Educational Studies liaison, the college's copyright specialist, in charge of our small interlibrary loan program, and the lead librarian for Open Educational resources.