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Resource Liaison Recruitment Process

The Resource Liaison serves as the "resident expert" for a resource and/or platform, providing information on vendor performance and resource content to the CDL and the vendor. The Resource Liaison is also responsible for sharing information and soliciting opinions from colleagues regarding their assigned resource. It is a role that involves UC-wide activity and visibility.

We're looking for someone who can make a 3 year commitment, who uses the resource regularly, and can provide expertise and opinions

Step 1: Find your resource

You can find a resource in need of an RL in one of three ways:

  1. Through an explicit call from your Bib Group Chair: periodically, resource RL assignments are actively recruited through calls placed on the bib group listservs.
  2. As a recommendation from the current assigned RL: particularly in the case of retirements or job changes, an outgoing RL will often recruit their replacement.
  3. By browsing the rosters: take a look at the rosters and identify resources that do not currently have RL assignments. Your best bet is to look at the "Grouped by Platform/Vendor" resource -- there might be more than one resource from the same vendor that needs an RL, and the common platform makes your RL responsibilities easier.

Step 2: Get your supervisor's approval

Once you have identified a resource you'd like to work with, and/or once you have discussed your interest with your bib group chair or the outgoing RL, contact your supervisor, and have them send an email confirming their approval to the Resource Liaison Coordinator (

Step 3: Get your CDO's approval

Contact your CDO and have them send an email confirming their approval to the Resource Liaison Coordinator (

Step 4: Assignments

Within the month, you will be added to the RL rosters and listservs, and provided with additional information about your resource. As well, new assignments will be broadcast via CDLInfo, and the updated rosters will be sent to vendors.


Thank you for your interest! Please contact with any questions.

Last updated: July 08, 2015
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