Library Liaison

For faculty, your Library Liaison is your link to an extensive range of services and resources offered by the library.  Library liaisons have been designated for each academic department here at Xavier.  Each academic department has also selected Faculty Liaisons who coordinate with the Library Liaison.  There are several services offered through the Library Liaison program, such as:

Library Instruction

Faculty have found that in-class library instruction can improve the quality of students' papers and assignments. As a result of instruction, students experience less anxiety about working in the library and become familiar with basic research techniques. Library instruction sessions can be held in one of the labs in the library or in the Conaton Learning Commons (CLC), or in campus classrooms and labs.

  • McDonald 134, located on the first floor of the library, is an interactive classroom with 22 computer workstations that boot as PCs or Macs, instructor podium and ceiling mounted computer projection, and printing capabilities
  • McDonald 130, located on the first floor of the library, is a classroom that seats 36, with ceiling mounted computer projection, dual plasma displays in addition to the traditional screen, and an instructor's podium
  • CLC 207, located on the second floor of the Conaton Learning Commons, is an interactive classroom with 28 computer workstations that boot as PCs or Macs, instructor podium with ceiling mounted computer projection, and printing capabilities

To request in-class instruction, contact your department's library liaison, complete an electronic instruction request form, or contact Vicki Young. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks notice when scheduling instruction.

Research Consultations

Individual research consultations with a librarian are available by appointment for faculty, staff, and students. Contact your department's librarian liaison. Consultations are available in-person, by email, or by phone.

The library encourages students to consult with librarians for:

  • General library orientation: using research databases, Search@XU, XPLORE, OhioLINK, and document delivery services
  • Developing research strategies for research papers, theses, dissertations, presentations, and projects
  • Setting up alerts (automatically sending the results of search strategies to your email address periodically)
  • Saving search strategies in databases to run at another time
  • Using bibliographic management tools (RefWorks, Zotero, etc.)  and various citation styles

The library encourages faculty and staff to consult with librarians for:

  • General library orientation: using research databases, Search@XU, XPLORE, OhioLINK, and document delivery services
  • Providing research assistance for your research or publication interests
  • Adding library resources to a Canvas class
  • Assisting with electronic reserves
  • Saving search strategies, setting up alerts, and using RSS feeds
  • Using bibliographic management tools (RefWorks, Zotero, etc.)  and various citation manuals.
  • Determining peer reviewed status and citation information for selected journals
  • Determining times cited for selected publications

Workshops

Occasionally the library offers workshops for faculty, staff, and students on a variety of topics. Watch for campus announcements, and contact your department's librarian liaison for more information or to request a workshop.


Special Programs

The library offers support for programs at Xavier including weekend degree, off-site, online learning, executive degree, TRiO, and community programs. Some of the services offered include instruction, orientations, tours, research consultations, faculty development, collection development, and document delivery assistance. Contact your department's librarian liaison or Vicki Young for more information.
Staff

Library instruction services are provided by all of the librarians and are coordinated by Vicki Young.