The libraries' collections are developed collaboratively with Oakland University's academic community. Librarians serve as liaisons to academic units to promote the cooperation and mutual planning that is essential to building and maintaining a superior library. Liaisons inform faculty about the libraries' holdings and services, and gather information about needs and concerns.
Each academic unit assigns a library coordinator to work closely with the librarian liaison to develop the library collections and to communicate new library initiatives to colleagues.
In addition to these activities, librarian liaisons may also work with faculty to:
Faculty should contact the appropriate librarian liaison to discuss how the libraries can support their teaching and research activities.
OU faculty, staff and students may recommend books for purchase by logging into My Library Account and using the New Book Request feature.
Generate New Book Lists of titles added to the libraries' collection in the last month, or take a look at new book lists from previous months.
The libraries welcome the opportunity to discuss with potential donors the possibility of contributing materials to the collection. Such gifts can enhance our collections in a variety of ways, thereby enriching the resources available to OU students, faculty and the larger community. Please review the libraries' revised Gift Policies and Procedures prior to making a donation.
The Libraries host the Annual Coordinators Luncheon in the fall semester of each academic year.