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Librarian Liaisons

Each department has a librarian assigned as a library liaison to assist the teaching faculty in providing resources for the curriculum and in using all of the library services. Your liaison should be consulted if you are unsure who to contact or if you need assistance in any matter. Having a liaison does not stop you from contacting other library personnel directly if you know whom to call. The current library liaison assignments are:

Department Librarian   Department Librarian
Accounting Sandy Stump   Fashion/Visual Merchandising George Missonis
Art George Missonis   History George Missonis
Biology Sandy Stump   Mathematics George Missonis
Chemistry/Biochemistry Sandy Stump   Modern Languages Sidney Dreese
Classics Sidney Dreese   Music Sidney Dreese
Communications Sidney Dreese   Philosophy Sidney Dreese
Computer Science George Missonis   Physics George Missonis
Digital Media George Missonis   Political Science Sandy Stump
Economics/Business Sandy Stump   Psychology Sandy Stump
Education Lindsay Sakmann   Religion Sidney Dreese
English Lindsay Sakmann   Sociology Sandy Stump
ESL Lindsay Sakmann   Theater Sidney Dreese
Administrative Coordinator* Librarian   Administrative Coordinator* Librarian
Administration (general) Sandy Stump   Freshman Seminars Sandy Stump
Curriculum Library Support Sandy Stump   Graduate Studies Sandy Stump
Degree Completion Sandy Stump   Holocaust Studies Sandy Stump
Degree Start Sandy Stump   Technology Sandy Stump

*Administrative Coordinators support program level needs.
Faculty needing course/departmental level support should confer with their departmental liaisons first.

Librarian Liaison Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Liaison Librarian
As the primary contact person between the library and the designated department, the liaison librarian is responsible for:

  • informing the department of the library’s resources, services, and policies;
  • clarifying any questions about the services or policies in effect;
  • providing assistance in evaluating the library’s resources as new courses are proposed and communicating to collection development these new course needs;
  • becoming familiar with the curriculum and programs offered by the academic department;
  • learning the research interest of the faculty members within the department;
  • assisting with collection development and collection management in the assigned departments;
  • assessing the need for bibliographic instruction and coordinating the courses offered to each department;
  • providing specialized reference services, such as compiling bibliographies or user guides;
  • assisting faculty in designating non-problematic library assignments (if needed);
  • notifying the faculty of materials or news of interest to them;
  • providing a venue that encourages the report of problems or issues to the library administration;
  • providing library orientation for all new full and part-time faculty;
  • funneling all requests for increased funding from the department and acting as departmental advocate; and
  • meeting with the departmental liaison regularly and attending at least one departmental meeting each academic year.

Responsibilities of the Faculty Liaison
As the department liaison to the library, the faculty liaison is responsible for:

  • interpreting the department’s mission and curriculum to the library liaison;
  • informing the liaison librarian of new courses being proposed and developed by the department;
  • informing the liaison librarian of the research interests of the faculty members in that department;
  • conveying the opinions, concerns, and questions of the academic department faculty regarding library services, resources, or policies;
  • coordinating collection development or collection management issues for the department; and
  • developing an understanding of the library’s resources, services, and policies as they relate to that department.