What can a Liaison Librarian do for you?

Did you know there is a faculty librarian assigned as a liaison to each Major area of study? Liaison Librarians provide specialized assistance locating and evaluating resources in their liaison area.

dsc_0012-editedLibrary Liaisons (from left to right): Alec Sonsteby, Jennifer DeJonghe, Christine Larson, Martha Hardy, Michelle Filkins, Michelle Desilets, and Ruth Zietlow.

Some things liaisons do to support students:

  • Assist students individually with literature searching, Web searching, citing sources and more via Research & Reference Services.
  • Course-integrated instruction sessions to support specific assignments.
  • One-time workshops for students on special topics such as Google searching & Google Scholar, Zotero, and subject-specific literature searching within a discipline.
  • Create subject or course specific research guides (LibGuides) handouts, and tutorials to assist students with literature searching, Web search, evaluating materials, citing sources, and other information literacy topics.
  • Individual research consultations.

To support faculty & staff:

  • Consult with faculty on assignments and course design.
  • One-time workshops for faculty and staff on special topics such as Google searching & Google Scholar, Zotero, and subject-specific literature searching.
  • Individual research consultations.
  • Answer questions regarding library services such as interlibrary loan, ereserves, and copyright clearance and permissions for course texts.
  • Literature searches.
  • Keep faculty apprised of new tools, services, and items added to the collection relevant to their discipline.
  • Develop a relevant, useful collection that supports the curricula by purchasing or licensing books, journals, films, research databases, & more.
  • Support accreditation processes for specific disciplinary programs.
  • Consult on copyright issues, including determining what might constitute Fair Use.


Click the link below for a list of this years library liaisons and their contact information.

Library Liaisons 2016-2017


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