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Liaison Program of Trexler Library: Role Description

The Liaison Program of Trexler Library promotes communication among Trexler Library, academic departments, and interdisciplinary programs.

Librarian Liaisons (LL)

The librarian liaison (LL) serves as a key contact to an academic department or an interdisciplinary program. It is the LL's responsibility to help departmental liaisons (DLs) and interdisciplinary program liaisons (IPLs) manage their collection development responsibilities by recommending titles for purchase, managing purchase requests, systematically reviewing the collection, and making recommendations for deselection. It is also the LL’s responsibility to share updates with DLs and IPLs regarding, for example, specialized tools, new resources, procedures, and changes in the library.

When reviewing requests submitted to the library, the LL will follow the collection development policy and guidelines before sending the request for purchase. In the event that there is a concern, the LL, in consultation with the Head of Collection Resource Management, will work with the DL or IPL to ascertain needs and determine what other appropriate options are available. 

Departmental Liaisons (DL)

Each academic department is represented by a faculty member who serves as departmental liaison (DL). The DL is the library’s main contact for the department regarding collection development and request concerns, general library issues and communications, collection management projects, and questions that may arise regarding any library issues. It is the responsibility of the DL to manage the department's allocation fund and to serve as the department’s internal coordinator regarding the selection of items to be purchased with the fund. The DL is asked to share relevant information with colleagues regarding library resources, services, updates, etc. The DL is asked to attend approximately one to two library liaison meetings per academic year.

In order to best fulfill acquisitions responsibilities, it is important to consider these issues when requesting items and reviewing your colleagues’ requests:

Interdisciplinary Program Liaisons (IPL)

Each interdisciplinary program is represented by a faculty member who serves as interdisciplinary program liaison (IPL). The IPL is the library’s main contact for the program regarding collection development and request concerns, general library issues and communications, collection management projects, and questions that may arise regarding any library issues. It is the responsibility of the IPL to serve as the internal program coordinator regarding the selection of items to be purchased. The IPL is asked to share relevant information with colleagues regarding library resources, services, updates, etc. The IPL is asked to attend approximately one to two library liaison meetings per academic year.

In order to best fulfill acquisitions responsibilities, it is important to consider these issues when requesting items and reviewing your colleagues’ requests:

Other Information for All Liaisons

Additional information about funds and requesting procedures for all types of library resources, including subscriptions, is available in the 2016 Guide to Requesting Library Materials or contact your librarian liaison.

 (Rev. 10/5/16)

Library Liaisons: Departmental/Librarian Liaisons — 2017/2018

DepartmentDepartmental LiaisonLibrarian Liaison
Accounting, Business, Economics, & Finance Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri Kelly Cannon
Art Emily Orzech Tina Hertel
Biology Deb Walther Rachel Hamelers
Chemistry Joe Keane Rachel Hamelers
Education Kim Rohrbach Jess Denke
English Jim Bloom Kelly Cannon
History Tineke D’Haeseleer Kelly Cannon
Languages, Literatures & Cultures Franz Birgel Kelly Cannon
Mathematics & Computer Science Allison Davidson Rachel Hamelers
Media & Communication John Sullivan Jess Denke
Music Kassandra Hartford Kelly Cannon
Neuroscience Jeremy Teissere Rachel Hamelers
Philosophy Steve Coutinho Kelly Cannon
Physical Education Linda Andrews Rachel Hamelers
Physics Brett Fadem Rachel Hamelers
Political Science Jess Denke Jess Denke
Psychology Alexandra Frazer Jess Denke
Religion Studies Dustin Nash Kelly Cannon
Sociology & Anthropology Ben Carter Jess Denke
Theatre & Dance Holly Cate Kelly Cannon
Wescoe School Gregg Scully Kelly Cannon

 

Library Liaisons: Interdisciplinary Program/Librarian Liaisons — 2017/2018

Interdisciplinary programs share an allocation for books and other one-time purchases. Penny Lochner is the librarian liaison for the interdisciplinary program allocation. Requests for interdisciplinary resources should be submitted to Penny.
Interdisciplinary ProgramInterdisciplinary Program Liaison
Africana Studies Danielle Sanchez
American Studies Chris Borick
Asian Studies Irene Chien
Biochemistry Amy Hark
Environmental Science Karen Tuerk
Film Studies Paul McEwan
German Studies Franz Birgel
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Rita Chesterton
International Studies Chris Herrick
Jewish Studies Dustin Nash
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Cathy Ouellette
Philosophy / Political Thought Jack Gambino
Physical Science Brett Fadem
Political Economy & Public Policy Chris Herrick
Public Health Brea Burger (Fall), Chrysan Cronin (Spring)
Russian Studies Luba Iskold
Sustainability Studies Rich Niesenbaum
Women’s & Gender Studies Marcia Morgan