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Library Liaison Program

Each academic department and program has been assigned a member of the Library Faculty. For unassigned departments or programs, please contact Mike Poulin, Head of Collection Management.


Department Librarian Phone
Art & Art History Jesi Buell 7304
Classics Ann Kebabian 7309
East Asian Languages & literatures Debbie Krahmer 6592
English, Theater, Creative Writing Jesi Buell 6579
French Jesi Buell 7304
German Mike Poulin 7025
Italian Jesi Buell 7304
Music Mary Jane Walsh 6194
Philosophy Debbie Krahmer 6544
Religion Jesi Buell 7304
Russian & Eurasian Studies Debbie Krahmer 6544
Spanish Jesi Buell 7304


Department/Program Librarian Phone
African American Studies Peter Rogers (interim) 6544
African Studies Peter Rogers 6544
Asian Studies Debbie Krahmer 6592
Environmental Studies Peter Rogers 6544
Film & Media Studies Debbie Krahmer 6592
Jewish Studies Jesi Buell 7304
Latin Am/Caribbean Studies Matthew Smith 7302
Linguistics Mike Poulin 7025
Medieval & Renaissance St. Sarah Keen 7305
Middle Eastern Studies/ Islamic Civilization Mike Poulin 7025
Native American Matthew Smith 7302
Peace & Conflict Studies Mike Poulin 7025
Physical Education Mary Jane Walsh 6194
LGBTQ Studies Debbie Krahmer 6592
Women's Studies Jesi Buell 7304
Writing & Rhetoric Debbie Krahmer 6592


Peter Tagtmeyer is the library liasion for all departments in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His extension is 7402.


Department Librarian Phone

Peter Rogers 6544
Economics Matthew Smith 7302
Educational Studies Debbie Krahmer 6592
Geography Peter Tagtmeyer/ Peter Rogers 7402
History Matthew Smith 7302
Law & International relations Mary Jane Walsh 6194
Political Sciences Mary Jane Walsh 6194
Sociology Peter Rogers 6544


What can your liaison do for you?

  • Serve as your department's first point of contact for information about library collections, services, events, and policies.
  • Partner with faculty to build a strong collection which supports your curriculum.
  • Meet with faculty one-on-one to discuss your information needs.
  • Manage, evaluate and promote collections in your field.
  • Provide a customized tour of either Case or Cooley library.

The Library liaison may also provide reference consultations and information literacy instruction. Such activities include:

  • Working collaboratively with teaching faculty to develop students' capabilities with finding, using and evaluating information in your discipline.
  • Providing general research assitance to you and your students.
  • Providing assistance in using specialized databases in your field.
  • Creating researchguides for particular classes.

How can faculty assist the Library?

  • Invite your liaison to departmental meetings.
  • Share information about your program with your liaison.
  • Tell us if you have library related needs, concerns, or suggestions.
  • Suggest materials for purchase to support new and existing courses.
  • Consult with your liaison when considering a brand new course.  Are sufficient resources available to support the new course?
  • Talk to your liaison about incorporating technology and information literacy in your classes
  • Consider asking your liaison to meet briefly with faculty you are thinking of hiring.


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