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Barry Law Library Faculty Services: Faculty Liaison Program

A guide to faculty services provided at the Barry University School of Law Library, where "We Empower Discovery."

Faculty Liaison Program

The Faculty Liaison Program was created to give faculty members the opportunity to address library and research-related needs with a designated Liaison who serves as their primary contact person with the Law Library.  

Each faculty member is assigned a Reference Librarian as a Liaison, and throughout the academic year, the Liaison will periodically contact their assigned faculty members to discuss their needs.  Liaisons will attempt to schedule short meetings in the weeks leading up to each new semester, and then as requested beyond that.  Liaisons will also provide regular updates on the Law Library’s collection and services relevant to the faculty member.

All Barry Reference Librarians have a Juris Doctor degree, as well as a Master's degree in Library and Information Science.  

Library Liaisons can provide faculty the following services for faculty:

1.  Reference assistance

2.  Guest lectures on research topics in classes and clinics

3. Training on Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and other research databases

4. Updating Digital Commons and Social Science Research Network (SSRN) online scholarship repositories, including help and training on creating profiles and uploading articles

5. Training and support for student Research Assistants*

6.  Requesting books and articles for personal use or for the Law Library collection, helping to request interlibrary loan materials, and recommending new and relevant Law Library materials (print and online)

The level of excellent service you have come to expect from the Reference Librarians will not change.  Rather, you will have an opportunity to get to know a Reference Librarian much better as your Liaison, and we will get to know you and your research interests and be able to help you more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

*Please note that Liaisons are not substitutes for Research Assistants, but are there to help with faculty research needs as appropriate.  Reference Librarians will provide group and individual research and document retrieval training to student Research Assistants, as well as faculty Assistants.  

Please see the Training and Support for Faculty Research Assistants page for additional information.  You may contact your Liaison or LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu to request an individual session at any time.

Librarian Liaisons

Whitney Curtis, MLS, JD
Associate Director and
Head of Public Services
Associate Professor of Law Library
wcurtis@barry.edu
321.206.5703
Diana Botluk, MS, JD
Reference Librarian, 
Associate Professor of Law Library
dbotluk@barry.edu
321.206.5727
Louis Rosen, MLS, JD
Reference Librarian, 
Associate Professor of Law Library
lrosen@barry.edu
​321.206.5729
Jason Murray, MSLS, JD
Reference Librarian, 
Associate Professor of Law Library
jwmurray@barry.edu
​321.206.5725