ERIC Number: ED250010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Faculty Liaison as Research Coordinator: A Growing Need for the Academic Community.
Grochmal, Helen M.
This paper recommends the creation of a position of research coordinator by expanding the role of faculty liaison within colleges and universities to help bring services generally provided by special libraries to academic researchers. Reasons given for academic institutions to create such a position include the practicability of applying new information technologies and tools to research methods, and the importance of making the library an active center of research activity. Possible functions of the position are enumerated, including familiarity with online and technological developments; online searching; and public relations activities, such as communication with and personal assistance to faculty to describe services available, locations, best strategies applicable, and contact persons for various library services. Possible problems resulting from an unclear definition of the position are discussed, and qualities required by the best candidates for the position are described. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Faculty Liaison; Online Search Skills