Library Liaisons

Each department, program or college annually designates a faculty member to serve as the library liaison in order to work with a designated librarian to build library services and collections that support curricula and department/program goals.

Each librarian/library subject specialist is responsible for working with a designated list of departments/programs and will work closely with library liaisons from those departments. Both the librarian and the liaison have responsibilities in the relationship.

Familiarity with library collections and services

Near the beginning of each academic year, the department liaison and the designated librarian/subject specialist should meet at the Library for a tour and a brief discussion of library services and collections.

It is suggested that the department liaison follow-up this visit with some time spent browsing the collections and using electronic resources that are of special interest to his/her department.


  • Instruction and Collaboration
  • Acquisitions
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Research Services
  • Reserves
  • Shared borrowing


  • Physical resources
  • Electronic and online resources


  • Early in each academic year, the librarian/subject specialist should be invited to attend a department/program meeting to speak briefly about library services and to hear the interests and concerns of the faculty regarding library collections and services. Attendance at additional department meetings can be scheduled as/if needed.
  • The Library Liaison should inform the librarian/subject specialist of any upcoming changes in curricula and programs.
  • The Library will create a regular list of new acquisitions for each department, which will be posted on the Library's web pages.
  • The Library Liaison will contact the librarian/subject specialist regularly with department/program purchase requests.

Library acquisitions

  • The librarian/subject specialist and the Library Liaison share responsibility for the selection of library resources.
  • Each academic year, the librarian/subject specialist will inform the Library Liaison of the amount of funding available for library resources and will explain purchasing cycles, etc.
  • The Library Liaison should devise an intradepartmental library materials selection/request method and inform the librarian about the process. The librarian will work within that process to make purchases and will also make selections his/her self based on reviews and collection familiarity. The librarian will continuously update the Library Liaison on the status of funds and acquisitions.
  • The Library will create a regular list of acquisitions for each department, which will be posted on the Library's web pages.

Library Liaison, Academic Year 2016-2017


Library Liaison

Accounting Lynda Irons
Anthropology Rachel Arkoosh
    Anthropology instruction Eva Guggemos
Art | Art History Eva Guggemos
Applied Theatre Lynda Irons
Athletic Training Nancy Henderson
Audiology Nancy Henderson
Bachelor of Health Science Nancy Henderson
Bioinformatics Lynda Irons
Biology Lynda Irons
Business Lynda Irons
Chemistry Lynda Irons
Chinese Eva Guggemos
Communication Sciences and Disorders Nancy Henderson
Comparative Religion Eva Guggemos
Computer Science Lynda Irons
Creative Writing Lynda Irons
Criminal Justice, Law & Society Eva Guggemos
Dental Health Science Nancy Henderson
Dance Lynda Irons
Dental Hygiene Science Nancy Henderson
Disability Studies Nancy Henderson
Economics Lynda Irons
Education Lynda Irons
English Language Institute Lynda Irons
English Literature Lynda Irons
Environmental Studies Lynda Irons
Exercise Science Lynda Irons
Film and Video Eva Guggemos
Finance Lynda Irons
French Eva Guggemos
Gender & Sexuality Studies Eva Guggemos
German Eva Guggemos
Gerontology Nancy Henderson
Health Care Administration and Leadership Nancy Henderson
Healthcare Compliance Nancy Henderson
History Eva Guggemos
Integrated Media Eva Guggemos
International Business Lynda Irons
International Studies Eva Guggemos
Japanese Eva Guggemos
Journalism Eva Guggemos
Marketing Lynda Irons
Master of Fine Arts Isaac Gilman
Master of Healthcare Administration Nancy Henderson
Mathematics Lynda Irons
Media Arts Eva Guggemos
Music | Music Education | Music Performance Santha Zaik
Music Therapy Santha Zaik
Occupational Therapy Nancy Henderson
Optometry Nancy Henderson
Peace and Social Justice Studies Eva Guggemos
Pharmacy Nancy Henderson
Photography Eva Guggemos
Philosophy Rachel Arkoosh
    Philosophy instruction Eva Guggemos
Physical Therapy Nancy Henderson
Physician Assistant Studies Nancy Henderson
Physics Lynda Irons
Politics and Government Eva Guggemos
Psychology Lynda Irons
Psychology, Graduate Nancy Henderson
Public Health Rachel Arkoosh
    Public Health instruction Eva Guggemos
Religion Rachel Arkoosh
    Religion instruction Eva Guggemos
Sociology Rachel Arkoosh
    Sociology instruction Eva Guggemos
Social Work (BSW and MSW) Rachel Arkoosh
    Social Work instruction Eva Guggemos
Spanish Eva Guggemos
Speech-Language Pathology Nancy Henderson
Sustainability Lynda Irons
Theater Lynda Irons
World Languages and Literatures Eva Guggemos