CALA member poster presentation at CARL conference 2014 in San Jose

CALA current member Emily Chan, Yiping Wang, and co-author Adriana Poo from San Jose State University have presented a poster at CARL Conference 2014 which was held in Dolce Hayes Mansion San Jose from 4/4 – 4/6.

The poster: Successfully Transferring Academic Liaison Departments: Promoting Subject Area Flexibility and Cross Training

The poster emphasizes on staffing changes within academic libraries that employ the liaison librarian model, while potentially disruptive and unsettling, provide leadership opportunities to the organization. The liaison librarian model is predicated upon strong subject and background expertise and the cultivation of positive relationships with departments and faculty. Given successful liaison librarian-teaching faculty relationships, shifting from one librarian to another can be a daunting experience for everyone involved. This poster will investigate this issue, particularly expectations from both parties, correlating current professional skill sets and needs assessments, and developing and establishing new models for library support and cross training.

A Fun-Get-Together Brunch/Lunch was organized for both CALA NCA and SCA members on Sunday early afternoon.

three authors and the poster photoAuthors: Yiping Wang, Emily Chan, and Adriana Poo (from left to right)