Dr. Richard Moniz is the director of library services at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which has campuses in Conway, Georgetown, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He previously served as the director of library services for Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami campus from 1997 to 2004 and was director of library services for Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus from 2004 to 2018. He is also an adjunct instructor for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s LIS program. In addition to publishing numerous articles, Moniz is the sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010) and the coauthor or coeditor of six other books: Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), The Mindful Librarian (2016), Librarians and Instructional Designers: Innovation and Collaboration (2016), The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2017), and Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library (2019).
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The changing higher education environment requires a new kind of relationship among faculty, academic liaisons, and students. A core resource for any LIS student or academic librarian serving as a liaison, this handbook lays out the comprehensive fundamentals of the discipline, helping librarians build the confidence and cooperation of the university faculty in relation to the library. Readers will learn about connecting and assisting faculty and students through skillful communication and resource utilization with coverage of key topics such as
- Orientation meetings
- Acquiring Subject specialization
- Advice on faculty communication and assistance
- Online tutorial creation
- Collection development
- Information literacy instruction
- Embedded librarianship
- Library guides
- New courses and accreditation
- Evaluation methods
Written in a straightforward way that lends itself to easy application, Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison provides ready guidance for current and future academic library liaisons.
"It is easy to see this book becoming required reading for librarians pursuing a career in academia. However, many librarians struggle with how to be a better liaison regardless of how long they have been in the profession. This book is chock full of ideas, advice, and reasonable goals to set for oneself. This would be an excellent book to share in chapters at continuing education or brainstorming events with colleagues to discuss how to enhance or expand liaison service."
"If the authors' recommendations are followed, the reader will come away with all the tools and knowledge needed to establish a successful library liaison program … the authors have written a work that will become indispensable to new and experienced liaison librarians alike."
— Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship
"A valuable reference especially for librarians new to liaison work."
— Collection Management
"Moniz, Henry, and Eshleman provide a thorough strategy for transporting the library liaison of the past into the 21st century … Each chapter contains multiple checklists and a short conclusion, followed by a list of references. This title would be an excellent starting point for any new librarian, and I can definitely envision it being used as a library school textbook. In addition, this title could be a valuable read for seasoned librarians who want to transform their current library liaison program."
— Technical Services Quarterly