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NWACC Library

Services for Faculty & Staff

Know Our Library Liaisons

The NWACC Library utilizes a liaison system to ensure our collections meet the curricular needs of NWACC students, faculty and staff.

Library Liaisons are librarians assigned to academic areas, such as English, Math, Sociology, etc., and one of their primary responsibilities is to communicate with faculty about how the library's holdings in those areas (books, media, databases, journals) support their coursework and student assignments.

Library Liaisons communicate and work with faculty to purchase books and media in their assigned subject areas from the departments designated annual budget earmarked for them within the Library's operating budget (see budget documents below). Departments may expend the designated book/media budget from August 1st through March 1st annually. On March 2nd, the library liaison is responsible for selecting appropriate materials for the department by the College's annual purchasing deadline. See the library's collection development guidelines for the criteria used or contact us.

Throughout the academic year Library Liaisons will contact faculty in their assigned areas to discuss the state of library collections and any new curricular or academic needs. Librarians also solicit feedback on library journal and database subscriptions that support coursework and student assignments.  Faculty are also encouraged to initiate contact with their Library Liaison on their own.

Faculty are also invited to identify and share collection purchase suggestions via access to Choice Reviews, a monthly publication of recommended titles for academic libraries. First time users must create their user account for Choice Reviews from on campus, subsequently you can access it from anywhere.

To suggest that the Library purchase a specific items please contact the appropriate subject liaison listed below or use our Purchase Suggestion Form found below.

You may also wish to review the Library's Collection Development Guidelines for more information on what can be purchased for the collection.

The goal of the Library Liaison system is to ensure that NWACC students have access to library resources--books, media, journals, and databases--that meet their curricular needs and allow them to succeed in the academic environment.


Library Liaisons by Academic Department