Many people don't know what library liaisons do, and it's okay to be uncertain! This list is by no means comprehensive, but here's some of what you can talk to me about:
I'm available to meet one-on-one, within lab groups, at my drop-in hours, or via phone/email. Use the scheduler below to book an appointment. As of Fall 2021, some in-person appointment options are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Virtual appointments are available Monday-Friday unless I am on vacation. The Schedule Appointment button shows my full availability.
We collect so many resources! I manage the subject funds for physics, earth and planetary sciences, and linguistics. In astronomy, the department manages their current research collection, but I do collaborate with the department on some purchases (generally electronic things).
You can use purchase requests (go to the Marx Library homepage; in the menu, go to Library Services > Purchase Request) to ask for new materials.
A big part of what we do is troubleshooting (because Internet). Email me if something isn’t working. I will escalate your question to e-resources if it cannot be resolved quickly.
Outreach includes coming to department events, participating in orientations, giving tours, and similar activities. Here's some more of what I do:
The Library offers many workshops to the Yale community. You can find a full listing of workshops here (and it's typically complete by the second week of the semester). Beyond workshops about information resources, we have a statistical lab, data management librarian, and GIS librarian — they offer many workshops of interest to physical and earth scientists.
Some workshops I offer (either alone or in collaboration with other librarians):
In-course instruction: For specific classes at any level. Many undergraduate students have introductions to Humanities resources, but not to Science ones. Learning digital library systems can be difficult because they’re so different from search engines. This is important for you to know if you TA or interact with undergraduates in your lab.
Within lab groups/departments: By group request, special topics possible.
Please note that due to COVID-19, all instruction is being done via videoconferencing software.