Who is Your Subject Librarian?

Department

Subject Librarian

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

*Contact the Reference Desk for research help or questions about the library, or contact Hannah Cabullo for library instruction.

Role of the Subject Librarian

The Subject Librarians 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. Subject Librarians also assume responsibility for a range of collection development activities associated with their assigned department(s).

The subject librarian 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 librarian 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.

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

Subject librarians initiate contact with faculty members in their department(s) at least three times per academic year to provide information about collections and services. Librarians 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.