Library Liaison Program

For unassigned departments or programs, please contact Mike Poulin, Head of Collection Management.

HUMANITIES

Department Liaison Phone
Art & Art History
7304
Classics
Mike Poulin
7025
East Asian Languages & literatures
6592
English, Theater, Creative Writing
7304
French
7304
German
6661
Italian
7304/6579
Music
6661
Philosophy
Rachel White 7309
Religion
6661
Russian & Eurasian Studies
6544
Spanish
7304/6579

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

Department/Program Liaison Phone
African American Studies
Lynne Kvinnesland (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development) 
6661/7025
African Studies 7309
Asian Studies
6592
Environmental Studies
7402/7309
Film & Media Studies
6592
Jewish Studies
7304
Latin Am/Caribbean Studies Jesi Buell (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
7304/7302
LGBTQ Studies
6592
Linguistics
Lynne Kvinnesland (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
6661/7025
Medieval & Renaissance St. Rachel Lavenda 6579
Middle Eastern Studies/ Islamic Civilization
Debbie Krahmer (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
6592/7025
Native American Lynne Kvinnesland (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
6661/7025
Peace & Conflict Studies 6544
Physical Education
7205
Women's Studies
7304
Writing & Rhetoric
6661

 

SCIENCES

Peter Tagtmeyer (7402) is the library liasion for all departments in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with the exception of Computer Science, which is Cindy Li (6008).

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department Liaison Phone
Anthropology
Lynne Kvinnesland (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
6661/7205
Economics
7309
Educational Studies
6592
Geography
7402/7309
History
6661/7363
Law & International relations
6544
Political Sciences
Steve Black
6544
Sociology
Lynne Kvinnesland (instruction) || Mike Poulin (collection development)
6661/7205

 

What can your liaison do for you?

  • Serve as your department's first point of contact for information about library collections, services, events, and policies.
  • Partner with faculty to build a strong collection which supports your curriculum.
  • Meet with faculty one-on-one to discuss your information needs.
  • Manage, evaluate and promote collections in your field.
  • Provide a customized tour of either Case or Cooley library.

The Library liaison may also provide reference consultations and information literacy instruction. Such activities include:

  • Working collaboratively with teaching faculty to develop students' capabilities with finding, using and evaluating information in your discipline.
  • Providing general research assitance to you and your students.
  • Providing assisstance in using specialized databases in your field.
  • Creating research guides for particular classes.

How can faculty assist the Library?

  • Invite your liaison to departmental meetings.
  • Share information about your program with your liaison.
  • Tell us if you have library related needs, concerns, or suggestions.
  • Suggest materials for purchase to support new and existing courses.
  • Consult with your liaison when considering a brand new course.  Are sufficient resources available to support the new course?
  • Talk to your liaison about incorporating technology and information literacy in your classes
  • Consider asking your liaison to meet briefly with faculty you are thinking of hiring.