Cook Library Liaison Program

The Library Liaison Program promotes a partnership between the academic departments and the Cook Library to improve learning and teaching in the University. In this partnership the librarian's expertise in information resources complements the subject knowledge of the faculty.

The librarians are assigned to specific academic departments/programs to work with the faculty to identify the department's information needs and priorities. Additionally, the librarian recommends library materials in liaison areas, working with the department's Library Representative and the Collection Development Officer. The liaison librarian also informs faculty members about changes and additions in library services.

Liaison services include:

  • Apprising faculty of library services and new information sources such as databases; informing faculty of new sources that might be useful in a faculty member's fields of research; attending departmental meetings when possible.

  • Working with departmental faculty to learn about departmental goals and curriculum and course assignments as they relate to the library.

  • Working closely with the assigned faculty representative in an academic department on current acquisitions; adding materials that support international, multi-cultural, ethnic, women's issues in the academic areas for which liaison librarians are responsible.

  • Supporting distance education or distributed learning courses that the department is offering by customizing library support services for those courses.

  • Contributing to the Subject Gateways in the liaison area for which a librarian is responsible.

Library Liaisons to Academic Departments
Department Liaison Ext
Accounting Shana Gass 42395
Allied Health Sarah Crest 44725
Art & Design Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Art Education Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Art History Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Audiology, Speech Language Pathology & Deaf Studies   Sarah Crest 44725
Biological Sciences Laksamee Putnam 43746
Chemistry Laksamee Putnam 43746
Computer & Information Sciences David Dahl 45748
Cultural Studies Sara Arnold-Garza 43963
Dance Lisa Woznicki 42498
Early Childhood Education Claire Holmes 43795
E-business and Technology Management Shana Gass 42395
Economics Shana Gass 42395
Education Technology & Literacy Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Electronic Media & Film Mary Ranadive 42618
Elementary Education Claire Holmes 43795
English Rick Davis 42686
  Jason Ezell 45053
Environmental Science & Studies Laksamee Putnam 43746
Family Studies & Human Services Lisa Sweeney 45325
Finance Shana Gass 42395
Foreign Languages Mary Gilbert 44926
Forensic Science Laksamee Putnam 43746
Geography & Environmental Planning Carl Olson 43267
Gerontology Sarah Crest 44725
Health Science Sarah Crest 44725
History Megan Browndorf 46075
Human Resources Development Shana Gass 42395
Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Integrated Homeland Security Management Jason Ezell 45053
Interdisciplinary Studies Jason Ezell 45053
International Studies Sara Arnold-Garza 43963
Jewish Studies Mary Gilbert 44926
  Elaine Mael 42400
Kinesiology Lisa Sweeney 45325
Law & American Civilization Sara Arnold-Garza 43963
Management Shana Gass 42395
Marketing Shana Gass 42395
Mass Communications & Communication Studies Joyce Garczynski 45168
Mathematics Adam Zukowski 45318
Metropolitan Studies Sara Arnold-Garza 43963
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, & Bio-Informatics Laksamee Putnam 43746
Music Lisa Woznicki 42498
Nursing Carissa Tomlinson 43359
Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science Sarah Crest 44725
Philosophy & Religious Studies Carl Olson 43267
Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences Carl Olson 43267
Political Science Sara Arnold-Garza 43963
Psychology Kimberly Miller 46324
Secondary Education Sarah Gilchrist 45326
Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice Lisa Sweeney 45325
Special Education Claire Holmes 43795
Theatre Arts Lisa Woznicki 42498
Women's Studies Carissa Tomlinson 43359

Cook Library Liaison Program / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: August 14, 2013

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