Liaison work engaging with faculty and researchers is a key function for research library professionals and essential to advancing the role of the research library. Reflecting the importance of the position, how to reconfigure liaison work to reflect evolving information services and practices of research and scholarship has become a topic of broad concern. Identifying emerging roles and
determining how to develop corresponding liaison capabilities are common challenges facing ARL members.
RLI Special Issue on Liaison Librarian Roles
Susan Logue, John Ballestro, Andrea Imre, and Julie Arendt. Liaison Services. SPEC Kit 301. Washington DC: ARL, 2007. [PDF]