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Library Faculty Partnership Program

Faculty Partnership Program

The primary goal of the Faculty Partnership Program is to build relationships between faculty and librarians in support of our shared mission to educate students and create knowledge. A Librarian Partner is appointed to each academic department and serves as the primary point of contact for information about Library services, collections, events and policies. As needed, Librarian Partners will enlist functional specialists within the Library, such as librarians focused on collection development, digital humanities, assessment, and scholarly communication.

The purpose of the Faculty Partnership Program is to cultivate collaboration and engagement between librarians and faculty. This user-centered program is a framework for Librarian Partners to develop a significant understanding of complex departmental needs and goals, and for “Faculty Partners” to increase their knowledge of Library services and resources.

Librarian Partners are information experts who collaborate with faculty in their assigned academic departments to advance their scholarship and teaching.  Examples may include:

  • Supporting faculty and students throughout the research lifecycle
  • Incorporating information literacy competencies into academic programs at all levels. Librarian Partners teach information literacy, develop online learning modules and guides, and administer assessments in close collaboration with faculty to achieve Library student learning outcomes and academic department goals.
  • Advocating for Library services, collections and facilities to faculty and administrators, and advocate within the Library for academic department curricular needs.
  • Developing, evaluating and promoting the Library collections and its usage in support of department academic goals and curricular needs.

For more information, contact Matt Schirano at mschirano@fairfield.edu.

See the full program description for more information.


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