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Welcome 2012 New Faculty! Western Kentucky University Libraries
WKU Libraries Liaisons: We are here for you By Jack Montgomery, Professor, Coordinator, Collection Services, WKU Libraries
The Goal of this Talk Not to bore, but to inform so, let me tell you a bit about our Library Liaison Program. The WKU Library Liaison’s program is organizationally based in a professional relationship between the departmental or program assigned representative and an assigned librarian liaison. Library liaisons at WKU Libraries are assigned and coordinate their roles through their departmental supervisor and the Collection Services Coordinator.
The Library Liaison program basically exists to Provide your classes with formal classroom research instruction and library tours. Provide you and your students individualized research assistance. Provide you with a voice on what and how the Library’s collection is developed and solicit your input on purchases from our Library Materials Budget. And, there are several other service components to the library liaison program which are as follows:
A WKU library liaison should also Be familiar with the your research and teaching interests. If requested, make visits to the respective departmental representative, departmental meetings or new faculty member to explain who they are and the services we offer. Provide you not only vendor supplied resource files on a regular basis, but also flyers, ads for serials or serial samples and any other materials to help your representative remain current on what’s available. Inform the departmental representative as to the status of the existing library funds allocated for their department an the timetable for their expenditure.
Evaluate, acquire or weed the collections within their subject area. Communicate to you about our acquisitions process and our collection policies. Stay current on curriculum changes and or faculty additions within their subject areas. Be aware of the accreditation requirements for new and existing academic programs. Assist faculty proposing a new course offerings and in determining the adequacy of holdings when new courses are proposed. A WKU library liaison should also
Some Physical Resources we have right now! Nearly 800,000 books Over 3,000 Serial subscriptions Over 900,000 Government Documents (67% Depository) Over 2 million microforms Over 30,000 CDs, audiotapes, LPs and DVDs Over 7,800 Graphic and Cartographic materials Over 3,000 linked internet resources including: – E-journals – E-books And, we are growing and expanding all the time.
And above all else, remember that: We are service-based, scholarly professionals here to help you achieve your teaching and research goals so, don’t be shy, call, email or come by…..! Questions? Jack.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (270) 745-6156 or Cravens 304Jack.email@example.com
THE WKU LIBRARY WEBSITE Your Gateway to WKU Libraries
How to Find Us… OR... LINK FROM WKU HOME PAGE, UNDER ACADEMICS Go to: www.wku.edu/library
WHY SPECIAL??? For more than 80 years, WKU Libraries have been gathering rare and unique resources for our faculty, students, academic researchers and the general public to use free of charge
WHAT? Rare books & periodicals from around the globe Photographs, postcards, and other visual resources Manuscripts including diaries, letters, business records, family papers, & government records Folklife archives of student and faculty research Ephemera including scrapbooks, social invitations, bumper stickers, programs, & sheet music University records & related groups’ official and social records
FOR WHAT DEPARTMENTS? We are always seeking faculty interested in creative uses of our collections. Currently we work frequently with faculty, graduate students & students from: Religion Family & Consumer Sciences Art Engineering History English Music
What strengths? American political ephemera Robert Penn Warren Library Religious and church history American literature South Union Shaker history Shape note hymnals Early American paper dolls Mammoth Cave Civil War and World War II personal narratives [JUST TO NAME A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES]
WHO? 6 faculty members with subject and format specialties ready to work with YOU on creating meaningful learning experiences for your students OR on your next research project. Timothy Mullin, Dept. Chair & Kentucky Museum Director Jonathan Jeffrey, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sue Lynn McDaniel, Ephemera & General Reference Suellyn Lathrop, University Archives Nancy Richey, Visual Resources Allison Day, Publications AND the Kentucky Museum faculty We select the materials added to the collection, catalog them and provide reference. We are cross-trained; but ask about our special areas of interest and experience.
When? University class schedule = Monday through Saturday 9 – 4 Closed university holidays. Check webpages or phone 745-5083 if uncertain. Upcoming closings: Wed. & Thurs. August 22 -23 Labor day weekend Sept 1 & 3 Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break
Services available KENCAT & TOPCAT 365/24/7 Reference desk during public hours E-mail reference firstname.lastname@example.org@wku.edu With prior arrangement, specialized class presentations & research room experiences General public presentations on numerous topics [see webpage for more details]