I never knew a librarian did that! : Exploring how faculty and librarian relationships support meaningful collaboration
- models of library support, library anxiety, scholarship, online teaching, collaboration, relationships, faculty
This paper examines the relationships that developed over a 10+ year span at a comprehensive college in upstate New York. When the library was reorganized into a generalist model of library support, the faculty members felt unsupported. The paper explains the origin of the department-wide collaboration and then uses reflections to analyze ways in which the relationship with a liaison librarian support the faculty members work. Specific themes include overcoming library anxiety, online teaching support, and scholarship support with suggestions for librarian practice.