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dc.creatorDiaz, Jose
dc.creatorMandernach, Meris
dc.identifier.citationDíaz, J.O., & Mandernach, M.A. (2017). Relationship Building One Step at a Time: Case Studies of Successful Faculty-Librarian Partnerships. portal: Libraries and the Academy 17(2), 273-282.
dc.description.abstractBuilding strong relationships between academic librarians and teaching faculty is paramount for promoting services and resources. While librarians face challenges ranging from new technologies to heightened expectations and fiscal difficulties, the key work remains in solid relationship building. Drawing on the experience of a group of subject librarians and teaching faculty at The Ohio State University, this study examines the qualities that help liaison librarians develop relationships with faculty and support ongoing library services. It explores how liaison librarians build opportunities for ongoing relationships and how they assess the successes or failures of those interactions. It chronicles interview findings that detail the importance of such skills as patience, expertise, follow-through, responsiveness, and individuality if librarians are to build solid relationships and fruitful collaborations. Finally, it offers some preliminary observations on the teaching faculty's understanding of the librarians' relationship-building efforts.en_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Pressen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD 21218.en_US
dc.subjectliaison librariansen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectfaculty collaborationsen_US
dc.subjectteaching supporten_US
dc.subjectresearch supporten_US
dc.titleRelationship Building One Step at a Time: Case Studies of Successful Faculty-Librarian Partnershipsen_US
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