Liaisons work with disciplinary faculty to design instruction specifically for information literacy and technology. For assistance with design for online instruction, please consult resources provided by our Online Learning Team.
Using the model of backward design, liaisons collaborate with faculty to refine learning outcomes, to compose and deliver content, to craft active learning experiences, and to design assignments and assessment related to information literacy and relevant technology. We design instruction for multiple modes of delivery, in various media.
Our instructional design includes creating learning objects, such as our collection of Research Guides. Wolf-LOR is a digital repository for learning objects related to our instruction.
To collaborate on any aspect of our instructional design, contact your liaison or Jason Ezell.
Liaisons collect and maintain the resources necessary to support research and learning in university programs. They do so with an understanding that such needs often change, in terms of content, format, and application. To that end, liaisons also lead in:
- Facilitating the collection of materials for course reserves
- Promoting e-textbooks, online educational resources (OER), and open source software
- Promoting the accessibility of our materials for all learners
- Collecting, evaluating, and maintaining our physical and electronic resources
All of these activities also require that liaisons continually familiarize themselves with the scholarly communication relevant to their departments and disciplines, as well as evaluate and promote the collections they maintain.
Librarian liaisons support digital projects involving research, publishing, and/or pedagogy from Loyola faculty, students, and staff. Librarian liaisons can recommend and provide training on digital tools to help you create and manage your scholarly and creative work.
Projects may take the following form:
- Data Cleaning & Visualization
- Web Publishing
- Multimedia Creation
- Digital Mapping
- Text Mining
Other projects may be developed in consultation with librarian liaisons. The Digital Scholarship Resource Guide provides tools, tutorials, and examples.
Librarian liaisons also support scholarly communications. The research life cycle is the system by which scholarship is "created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use." Contact your librarian liaison or view our Research Guides to learn more about the following:
- Open Access Publishing
- Data Management
- Citation Management
- Citation Metrics
- Enhancing Your Scholarly Profile
- Intellectual Property and Copyright