Department Liaison Librarians

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The Department Liaison Program exists to promote partnerships between academic departments and the Library, and to improve communication between librarians and faculty. Librarians are assigned to specific academic departments in order to:

  • inform faculty about library services, policies, and new resources
  • work with faculty to identify curricular and departmental information needs and priorities
  • work with faculty to develop high-quality collections in their subject areas; teach library instruction sessions; and work with faculty to promote information literacy
  • provide reference/research assistance

Department liaison librarians are happy to attend departmental meetings to share information. Your librarian is a great person to ask questions of, or provide feedback to, about the Library. The Library welcomes purchase requests. Click here to complete a library materials order request form.

Fine and Applied Arts

Art and Art History: Jill Marie Mason
Education: Erin Smith
Music: Elizabeth Palmer
Kinesiology: Mike Van Houten
Theater and Dance: Cheryl Blackwell


English: Erin Smith
Modern Languages and Cultures: Erin Smith
Philosophy: Elizabeth Palmer
Religious Studies: Elizabeth Palmer

Social Sciences

Anthropology: Claudia Diaz
Communication Studies: Jill Marie Mason
Economics and Management: Cheryl Blackwell
History: Elizabeth Palmer
Political Science: Cheryl Blackwell
Psychological Science: Mike Van Houten
Sociology: Claudia Diaz

Natural Sciences

Biology: Mike Van Houten
Chemistry: Mike Van Houten
Geological Sciences: Mike Van Houten
Mathematics and Computer Science: Jill Marie Mason
Physics and Astronomy: Jill Marie Mason

Interdisciplinary Programs

Environmental Institute: Mike Van Houten
Ethnic Studies: Claudia Diaz
International Studies: Claudia Diaz
Women's and Gender Studies: Claudia Diaz

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