The characteristics of successful faculty-librarian collaborations most often mentioned in the literature are:
Starting Points in the Literature: Journal Articles
Bennett, O., & Gilbert, K. (2009). Extending liaison collaboration: Partnering with faculty in support of a student learning community.
Reference Services Review, 37(2), 131-142. doi:10.1108/00907320910957170
Bolan, J., Bellamy, P., Rolheiser, C., Szurmak, J., & Vine, R. (2015). Realizing partnership potential: A report on a formal collaboration
between a teaching and learning centre and libraries at the University of Toronto. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 8,
Christiansen, L., Stombler, M., & Thaxton, L. (2004). A report on librarian-faculty relations from a sociological perspective. Journal of
Academic Librarianship, 30(2), 116-21.
Divay, G., Ducas, A. and Michaud-Oystryk, N. (1987). Faculty perceptions of librarians at the University of Manitoba. College &
Research Libraries, 48, 27-35.
Donham, J., & Green, C. W. (2004). Developing a culture of collaboration: Librarian as consultant. The Journal of Academic
Librarianship, 30(4), 314-321.
Doskatsch, I. (2003). Perceptions and perplexities of the faculty-librarian partnership: An Australian perspective. Reference Services
Review, 31(2), 111-121.
Ducas, A. M., & Michaud-Oystryk, N. (2003). Toward a new enterprise: Capitalizing on the faculty/librarian partnership. College &
Research Libraries, 64(1), 55-58.
Given, L. M., & Julien, H. (2005). Finding common ground: An analysis of librarians’ expressed attitudes towards faculty. Reference Librarian, 43(89/90), 25-38.
Ivey, R. (2003). Information literacy: how do librarians and academics work in partnership to deliver effective learning programs?
Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 34(2), 100-113.
John-Steiner, V., Weber, R. J., & Minnis, M. (1998). The challenge of studying collaboration. American Educational Research Journal,
Lindstrom, J., & Shonrock, D. D. (2006). Faculty-librarian collaboration to achieve integration of information literacy. Reference &
User Services Quarterly, 46 (1), 18-23.
Lippincott, J. (2000). Librarians and Cross-Sector Teamwork. ARL Bimonthly Report 208/9. Retrieved from
Meulemans, Y. N.; Carr, A. (2013). Not at your service: building genuine faculty-librarian partnerships. Reference Services Review,
41(1), 80-90. doi: 10.1108/00907321311300893
Sanborn, L. (2005). Improving library instruction: Faculty collaboration. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(5), 477-48.
Starting Points in the Literature: Books, Websites, and Grey Literature
Cook, D. (2000). Creating connections: A review of the literature. In D. Raspa & D. Ward (Eds.), The collaborative imperative: librarians
and faculty working together in the information universe (pp. 19-38). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.
Johnson, K., & Magusin, E. (2005). Faculty-librarian collaboration in online teaching and education. In Exploring the digital library: A
guide for online teaching and learning. pp. 89-100. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Specific collaborations described in the literature include:
Starting points in literature:
Bowers, Cecilia V. McInnis; Chew, Byron; Bowers, Michael R; Ford, Charlotte E; Smith, Caroline; et al. (2009). Interdisciplinary Synergy:
A Partnership between Business and Library Faculty and Its Effects on Students' Information Literacy. Journal of Business & Finance
Librarianship, 14(2), 110-127.
Cheney, D. (2004). Problem-Based Learning: Librarians as Collaborators and Consultants. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 4(4),
Gunnarsson, J., Kulesza, W., and Pettersson, A. (2014). Teaching international students how to avoid plagiarism: Librarians and faculty
in collaboration. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(3-4), 413-417.
Leckie, G. J., & Fullerton, A. (1999). Information literacy in science and engineering undergraduate education: Faculty attitudes and
pedagogical practices. College & Research Libraries, 60(1), 9-29.
Pritchard, Peggy A. (2010). The Embedded Science Librarian: Partner in Curriculum Design and Delivery. Journal of Library
Administration, 50(4), 373-396.