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Library Liaisons: Introduction

Program Overview

Welcome to the Murphy Library Liaison Program


Murphy Library's faculty library liaison program was established to forge a communication connection between the library, academic departments/programs, and the students within the departments/programs.  More details about the library can be found on the tabs above or in the box below.

As a library liaison, you are expected act as the primary contact person for your department/program and Murphy Library.  Liaisons play a critical role in working collaboratively with the Murphy Library to identify resources and build a collection that best supports your department/program's curricular, research, and teaching needs.

Examples of duties are:

  • Solicit information regarding your department or program's resource needs and communicating them back to the library
  • Review resources, use statistics, and pricing (journals, books/e-books, databases, films, etc...)
  • Assist with collection weeding projects
  • Have librarian(s) attend departmental meetings (updates and training on new resources related to your department)
  • Communicate issues related to scholarly communication to other members in your department or program.

For questions related to books/e-books, databases, journals, films, streaming videos, contact:

Other questions or concerns regarding library services or policies will be directed to the appropriate library staff member who will get in touch with you.

We look forward to working with you!

Additional information about the Library

Books not Cookies!

Contact Information

John Jax, Collection Development Librarian

Karen Lange

Karen Lange, Collection Development Assistant