Library Liaison Program

The Library Liaison Program is an initiative to better foster communication and collaboration with the UTRGV community. As part of this program, the library assigns a librarian to each UTRGV academic department. The assigned librarian works with the departmental faculty liaison to select library materials that support the curriculum as well as provide any library updates.

What does the librarian do?

  • Maintains open communication with assigned faculty.
  • Shares library updates, status updates, deadline and order reminders, etc.
  • Creates and maintains subject criteria for their assigned subject areas.
  • Places orders for one-time purchases in their assigned subject areas.
  • Performs collection maintenance by evaluating, collecting, and weeding in assigned subject areas.
  • Provides assistance in finding resources needed by faculty.
  • Directs faculty to relevant personnel for assistance such as libguide creation/update request, course reserves inquiries, instruction requests, etc.

The University Library has access to various selection tools to aid in collection development. Below find some of these resources.

  • Choice Reviews
    Provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.
  • GOBI Spotlight Lists
    Available spotlight list in GOBI/YBP: Popular Fiction/Nonfiction, Academia, Award Winners, Community Colleges, Health Sciences Libraries, Non-English Language Titles. (For librarians only. GOBI account needed to access these lists.)
  • New York Times Best Sellers
    View the latest titles on the New York Times bestselling lists. It's free, but you must register.
  • New York Times Book Reviews
    View the latest book reviews in the New York Times. It's free, but you must register.
  • New York Times Movie Reviews
    Has all their movie reviews since 1983, and selected reviews back to the 1920s. It's free, but you must register.
  • shopPBS
    View PBS content on the online store.
  • WorldCat
    Has almost a billion records of materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including citations to books, journal articles, internet sites, etc.