Vol. 5 No. 1 (2020)
Articles

I never knew a librarian did that! : Exploring how faculty and librarian relationships support meaningful collaboration

Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko
SUNY Brockport
Peter Kalenda
SUNY Brockport
Kathleen Olmstead
SUNY Brockport
Logan Rath
SUNY Brockport
Allison Wright
SUNY Brockport
Published December 19, 2020
Keywords
  • models of library support, library anxiety, scholarship, online teaching, collaboration, relationships, faculty
How to Cite
Colantonio-Yurko, K., Kalenda, P., Olmstead, K., Rath, L., & Wright, A. (2020). I never knew a librarian did that! : Exploring how faculty and librarian relationships support meaningful collaboration. Journal of New Librarianship, 5(1), 25-44. https://doi.org/10.33011/newlibs/9/2

Abstract

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.