Who is Your Liaison?

Department

Liaison

Biology Hannah Lindquist
Chemistry Hannah Lindquist
Classics Laura Gricius-West
Computer Science Melinda Malik
Criminal Justice Bekah Dreyer
Economics & Business Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier
Education Gwen Verkuilen-Chevalier
English Bekah Dreyer
Fine Arts Bekah Dreyer
History Bekah Dreyer
Humanities John Dillon
Mathematics Hannah Lindquist
Modern Languages Christine Clayton
Nursing Melinda Malik
Philosophy Laura Gricius-West
Physics Hannah Lindquist
Politics Melinda Malik
Psychology Melinda Malik
Sociology Hannah Lindquist
Theology John Dillon

Role of the Library Liaison

The Liaisons serve as the primary contact between their assigned department(s) and the Library. The departments serve as a crucial link in helping the Library staff identify curricular needs and provide Library support. Liaisons also assume responsibility for a range of collection development activities associated with their assigned department(s).

The library liaison is expected to be well-informed about the Library's collections, services, policies, and resources; and skilled in interpreting and promoting these to faculty and students in his or her academic department(s). The liaison is also expected to become knowledgeable of the subject matter and nature of the teaching and research conducted by the academic department(s), particularly with regard to changes in teaching and scholarly communication within the discipline.

Liaisons work together with teaching faculty to ensure that relevant information literacy skills and tools are incorporated into academic programs.

Library liaisons initiate contact with faculty members in their department(s) at least three times per academic year to provide information about collections and services. Liaisons make a special effort to contact and meet with recently-appointed faculty. The Library encourages academic departments to invite library liaisons to department meetings, preferably early in the Fall semester.

Program Goals

  • Work with departments to meet the educational mission of Saint Anselm College, including identifying academic priorities, staying current on curricular development, and providing support for accreditation review processes and grant proposals.
  • Acquaint students, faculty and staff with the Library's collections and services, and particularly with new services and materials of potential interest.
  • Provide research assistance to students, faculty and staff, including serving at the reference desk and scheduling individual research consultations.
  • Schedule and teach library research instruction for individual courses.
  • Develop and maintain Library subject and course guides.
  • Provide faculty with workshops to increase awareness of information literacy.
  • Build and develop the Library collection in all formats, including the selection of books, journals, electronic resources, audiovisual and digital media, to ensure relevancy to the curriculum.
  • Assist faculty in proposing new course offerings and assignments by determining the adequacy of library holdings and identifying appropriate resources.