Title

Building a Bridge from the Research Office to the Moon

Document Type

Conference Document

Date

2008

Embargo Period

4-23-2012

Keywords

library, information science, academic librarianship, grants, funding

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

Creating an information services “bridge” – from the library to another department within an institution - serves as a conduit for exchange of resources and ideas. This bridge will strengthen the information services department and solidify its purpose as an integral part of the institutional whole. Within our small campus library, we were able to create a librarian position that links Moon Library to the Office of Research Programs in a mutually beneficial relationship. A modified librarian position was shaped that combines traditional academic library services with those of a grants librarian – collecting and disseminating relevant funding notices to the campus community. The link between the library and research office has served to enhance both departments and the campus community.