FACULTY LIAISON PROGRAM
Faculty members are paired with a librarian who serves
as the primary contact for library needs. Liaisons can
assist with research, including locating materials,
conducing online searches, performing bibiliographic
searches, identifying citations, providing individualized
instruction on various databases, setting up and
monitoring current awareness services, retrieving court
documents and public records, and identifying
materials held by other libraries.
Librarians are also available to support classroom needs.
They can provide research presentations and specialized
instruction focusing on particular materials and
databases and can create research guides.
FACULTY RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM(FRAP)
The library has a pool of skilled research assistants
(RAs) to support faculty scholarship. RAs are hired,
trained, and supervised by a librarian. Through
individualized instruction and close supervision on
assignments, RAs are proficient in using tools and
strategies for effectively performing faculty research,
thus freeing faculty to focus on scholarship.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK
The library can post faculty scholarship to the Social
Science Research Network (SSRN). The Legal Studies
Research Paper Series is VLS’s general e-journal, which
features current scholarly work by VLS faculty.