LMU librarians aid the Acquisitions and Collection Development Department by serving as Librarian Liaisons to academic departments. Liaisons aid in developing the library's collections by assuring approval plan profiles are accurate and current, and that the collections comprehensively support LMU's academic programs. In their collection development role, librarian liaisons choose library materials by actively seeking out, evaluating, and reviewing materials. Liaisons are assigned subjects based on his/her undergraduate and graduate degrees, academic interests, and the needs of the library.
Each academic department/program at LMU assigns a faculty member to serve as Faculty Library Representative (FLR) for that department. The FLR is the primary contact person for his or her department with the library. They are often called upon review book approval plan electronic notification slips on behalf of his/her academic department/discipline or distributing them amongst their colleagues for consideration. FLRs are also responsible for communicating curriculum changes to the library and providing feedback from the faculty to the library regarding library services, policies, procedures, andcollections.
LMU faculty with questions about the purchase of library materials should contact their FLR or their librarian liaison.
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