Stephanie's recent post, What Do Faculty Want of Librarians, got me looking back the past 6 years since I became an academic health sciences librarian. These are the things faculty members enjoyed having a connection with me, a health sciences librarian:
- Get full text articles, print or electronic, at the point of need.
- Conduct literature searches on their projects and research topics.
- Update their course materials each year.
- Update their dissertation references on a regular basis. Some of them are working on their PhD degrees while teaching in the departments.
- Teach their students on how to use the library's resources to complete course assignments.
- Create workshops tailed to a specific group of students.
- Set up automatically email alerts on their research topics or on their favorite journals' TOCs.
- Send out brief news, tips, and resources related to their fields.