Effectiveness of a liaison program in meeting information needs of college of pharmacy faculty

Sandra S. Kramer, Jennifer R. Martin, Joan B. Schlimgen, Marion K. Slack, Jim Martin

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This article describes the creation and implementation of focus groups to evaluate the effectiveness of a health sciences library's liaison program of the College of Pharmacy faculty and to better understand the faculty's information needs in order to design new and improved library services. The liaison services support the teaching and research needs of faculty and students through literature research, classroom teaching, and an extensive library collection of pharmacy literature. Focus group results demon-strated a high level of satisfaction with library liaison services and collections. Opportunities exist for expanded interaction with graduate students and greater marketing of library services to increase faculty awareness of specific library programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • College of pharmacy
  • Faculty
  • Focus groups
  • Health sciences libraries
  • Information needs
  • Liaison librarians
  • New roles
  • Research support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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