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 Guides in the liaison area for which a librarian is responsible.
|Library Liaisons to Academic Departments|
|Allied Health||Sarah Crest||44725|
|Audiology, Speech Language Pathology & Deaf Studies||Sarah Crest||44725|
|Biological Sciences||Laksamee Putnam||43746|
|Computer & Information Sciences||David Dahl||45748|
|Cultural Studies||Shannon Simpson||45169|
|Early Childhood Education||Claire Holmes||43795|
|E-business and Technology Management||Shana Gass||42395|
|Education Technology & Literacy||Sarah Gilchrist||45326|
|Electronic Media & Film||Mary Ranadive||42618|
|Elementary Education||Claire Holmes||43795|
|Environmental Science & Studies||Laksamee Putnam||43746|
|Family Studies & Human Services||Lisa Sweeney||45325|
|Foreign Languages||Mary Gilbert||44926|
|Forensic Science||Laksamee Putnam||43746|
|Geography & Environmental Planning||Carl Olson||43267|
|Health Science||Sarah Crest||44725|
|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 Nixon||46075|
|Jewish Studies||Mary Gilbert||44926|
|Law & American Civilization||Sara Nixon||46075|
|Mass Communications & Communication Studies||Joyce Garczynski||45168|
|Metropolitan Studies||Sara Nixon||46075|
|Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, & Bio-Informatics||Laksamee Putnam||43746|
|Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science||Sarah Crest||44725|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||Carl Olson||43267|
|Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences||Carl Olson||43267|
|Political Science||Sara Nixon||46075|
|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|