Subject Librarian Services

What subject librarians do at Dalhousie

The Dalhousie Libraries assign a subject specialist / liaison to each department or faculty in the university.

Subject specialists / liaisons:

  • conduct instruction sessions for your class
  • can create an online subject guide for your class
  • help design effective research assignments
  • meet with individual students who require assistance with library research
  • consult on new courses you are developing
  • prepare library collection assessments that are required for new course proposals
  • consult on how to incorporate information literacy into your course
  • consider recommendations with regard to book purchases and journal subscriptions

Subject specialists / liaisons teach your class how to:

  • find and use library resources
  • search databases
  • access E-journals
  • collect and organize references using RefWorks citation software
  • avoid plagiarism
  • search the web
  • evaluate websites
  • research from home

Subject specialists / liaisons can show you how to:

  • request that the library set up eReserve readings in your OWL (BbLearn) course page
  • put items on traditional print reserve for your class
  • identify online library instructional tutorials for your students
  • access the library’s databases, ejournals and ebooks from home
  • request document delivery from your home or office
  • identify citations to your scholarly articles using citation indexing sources
  • use Journal Citation Reports database to identify high impact research journals
  • use RefWorks citation software to create research bibliographies
Find your subject librarian

Get in touch with the specialist specialist in your field of study.