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Toolkit for Library Liaisons

The Liaison Librarian's Role in Research and Scholarly Communication

Supporting Research

It is the role of Librarian Liaisons to gather knowledge about the research characteristics of the Departments or Colleges to which they are assigned.  Liaisons provide research support for UTA Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students. 

Many Faculty list their research areas on their websites.  Conversations, meetings and instruction sessions present opportunities to talk with Faculty about their research.

Liaison Librarians can make appointments for discipline-specific research consultations with Faculty in their liaison areas.

Liaisons have training and experience with discipline-specific library resources, and should communicate this expertise to their faculty.

Liaison Librarians can begin research interaction with their Departments by many different avenues, such as these examples:

  • Attending Faculty research presentations/poster sessions and graduate dissertation defenses
  • Participating in new degree program planning discussions, especially related to new library resources
  • Presenting library research orientations for new Faculty, visiting scholars and guest lecturers

Publishing & Institutional Repositories (Research Commons)

Exploring Citation Management Tools

You can migrate your citations easily to EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero from many of our scholarly databases. Detailed instructions for each are listed below.

Digital Identity and Scholarly Impact (Tenure and Promotion)

National & International Resources

The Scholarly KitchenOfficial blog of the Society of Scholarly Publishing.

SherpaRomeo, For a reference on copyright concern about self-archiving, this database houses many publishers policies.

SPARC Author Addendum, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has a brochure on breaking out from traditional publishing methods and offers authors an option of an addendum to help keep their authors rights to their work.

ACRLAssociation of College and Research Libraries is committed to working to reshape the current system of scholarly communication, focusing in the areas of education, advocacy, coalition building and research.

ARLThe Association of Research Libraries Scholarly Communication program encourages the advancement of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information.

Create Change, Get More From Your Academic Research.

10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communication, ACRL put together 10 major points about scholarly communication.

Creative Commons, Share your work with the world legally, but have it protected too.