This month’s member’s spotlight features Jane Darcovich. She is a Liaison Librarian for Art and Architecture, and Clinical Associate Professor. Jane works at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
TELL US WHAT TYPE OF LIBRARY DO YOU WORK IN?
Academic research institution
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF ACRL/ARTS SECTION?
DESCRIBE YOUR POSITION AND WHAT YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT IT.
My position is a unique one, with a dual role in Digital Programs and Services and as Art and Architecture Liaison. In Digital Programs, I create metadata and provide online access to some of the library’s many image collections. As Art and Architecture Liaison, I am involved in outreach activities for my liaison areas and responsible for collection development in this area including design and museum studies. I also provide classroom instruction and individual research consultations, and am about to implement a new online consultation service using Adobe Connect. I am excited about being able to provide a more convenient way to offer individual consultations to students! I also like that my cross-departmental position affords me a broad and holistic perspective on the library, making me aware of how the various library departments work together and how each is in some ways dependent on the work done by others.