When developing a new course or program, it is important to confer with your assigned liaison. During the proposal process, the liaison writes a memo which (1) weighs in on whether the library has the necessary information resources to support the instruction and (2) proposes a mode of library instructional support aligned with the associated learning outcomes. This assures an ongoing conversation between the program faculty and the library to make sure that students have the materials and instruction necessary to be successful and creative scholars and professionals. To support this process, liaisons draft annual department reports which offer a snapshot of how the library facilitates learning within programs.
When developing a new course, liaisons are particularly helpful in two inter-related areas:
If a program or department identifies the course you are developing as a crucial point in the curriculum for students to learn research, then your liaison may be embedded in the course -- integrated across the term to provide library instruction, research consultations, feedback, and/or assessment.
Archivists in Special Collections & Archives are available for consultations on developing curricular modules, learning activities, and assignments using primary source documents. Some examples include:
To request a meeting to explore ways to integrate primary sources into your course(s), please fill out our request form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us will follow up with you.