Virtual Learning and the Role of Liaison Librarians in STEM Academic Programs

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2580

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liaison librarian, academic library, electronic learning, e-learning, STEM

Abstract

This viewpoint aims to present the important role of liaison librarians and their relationship with teaching staff in STEM academic programs. The work provides a detailed explanation of the role of the four components of liaison librarians in the STEM higher education environment, each with the best practice proposed. The closing remarks emphasize the importance of liaison librarians, which are absent in academic libraries in most nations of the world, but in this case especially in Indonesia.

Author Biography

Retno Sayekti, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan

Department of Library and Information Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan

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2021-01-15

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Sayekti, R. (2021). Virtual Learning and the Role of Liaison Librarians in STEM Academic Programs. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (96). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2580

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