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Library Liaisons

What is a Library Liaison?

The goal of the library liaison program is to encourage communication between the library and each college at Western University of Health Sciences to ensure that we are responsive to each college’s needs and concerns. Library liaisons provide faculty, staff, and students with at least one person to contact as a starting point for assistance, or with any questions, concerns, or recommendations regarding the library. Liaisons help connect students, faculty, and staff with resources needed for learning, teaching, and research, customized for the needs of each specific college.

 Who is my Library Liaison?

College of Graduate Nursing
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwest Campus

  • Michelle Sanchez

College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona Campus
College of Pharmacy
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

  • Kelli Hines

College of Allied Health Professions
College of Optometry

  • Rudy Barreras

College of Dental Medicine
College of Podiatric Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ruth Harris


Michelle Sanchez, MLIS

eLearning Librarian

Michelle Sanchez

Contact me at:

Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5323 (main library number)
909-469-8735 (direct line)
msanchez@westernu.edu

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ask me about:

EndNote

About Me:

I am the Library Liaison to the College of Graduate Nursing and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwest Campus. I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2017. I am also the eLearning Librarian. I create and maintain online tutorials about library services and other information literacy topics for on-campus students, distance students, and faculty. As a librarian, I assist students and faculty with searching through print and online resources for appropriate materials, provide EndNote instruction, and perform literature searches.

Kelli Hines, MLIS

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Kelli Hines

Contact me at:

Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5323 (main library number)
909-469-8697 (direct line)
khines@westernu.edu

Monday 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ask me about:

Research, EndNote, Citation styles, Copyright and fair use, Getting permission to reuse figures and tables, Theses and dissertations, Choosing where to publish, Open access, Funder public access policies, and Measuring research impact

About Me:

I am the Library Liaison for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Biomedical Sciences. I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2013. As the Scholarly Communications Librarian, I provide research and publication support for faculty and students.

Rudy R. Barreras

Marketing and Outreach Librarian

Rudy R. Barreras

Contact me at:

Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5323 (main library number)
909-469-5476 (direct line)
rbarreras@westernu.edu

Monday-Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 12:30-9pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Every 4th Saturday 11am-7pm

Ask me about:

Social Media, Advertising with the Library, Outreach opportunities, Mobile devices, Evidence-Based Practice, Advanced PubMed & Embase, Systematic Review libraian reviews.

About Me:

I am the Library Liaison for the Colleges Allied Health and Optometry. I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2001. I am the Marketing and Outreach Librarian. I raise awareness of the library throughout the WesternU community by maintaining the library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the library blog. As a librarian, I assist the WesternU community by presenting workshops on a variety of databases and topics, giving in-class lectures, and assisting students and faculty in and out of the library. Students may ask me for research assistance and library material location. The faculty may also request office calls or assistance with literature searches.

Ruth Harris, MLIS

Education Services Librarian

Ruth Harris

Contact me at:

Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5323 (main library number)
909-469-5466 (direct line)
harrisr@westernu.edu

Monday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ask me about:

Instruction, curriculum design, teaching with toys Evidence-Based Practice, Information literacy, workshops, research, Plagiarism, Drug information resources, VetMed Resource, PubMed, and mind mapping

About Me:

I am the Library Liaison to the Colleges of Dental, Podiatric, and Veterinary Medicine. I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2001. I am the Education Services Librarian. I develop, schedule and coordinate library-related instruction. I also develop assessments and learning activities. I am available to work with you to develop something that works for your course. I also enjoy facilitating the Interprofessional Education small group sessions. As a librarian, I assist students and faculty in and out of the library, answering questions and assisting with research needs, searching through databases and print resources to locate appropriate materials.


What can your liaison do for you?

Library liaisons can assist faculty and staff in many ways. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • • Attend department curriculum meetings, conferences, seminars, events, workshops, and presentations
  • • Curriculum integration, development, and library instruction
  • • Serve as information filters, sending relevant material to each college
  • • Perform literature searches & research assistance to faculty and staff
  • • Inform you which articles are available immediately and which articles need to be requested from another library.
  • • Help set up a table of contents alerting service that will periodically send you updates when new articles match your search criteria become available
  • • Perform new student orientations
  • • Developing the library’s collection for your college. To recommend purchases, you may use this form.
  • • Observe classes and/or rounds to help further develop college-specific library resources and network with faculty
  • • Office calls for various library resources
  • • Assist with commencement ceremonies
  • • Assist with identifying where to publish
  • • Assist with obtaining copyright permission
  • • Perform faculty library orientations

Librarians can assist students in many ways. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • • Assist with searching for articles or books
  • • Attend final presentations
  • • Library instruction outside the classroom
  • • Serve as information filters, sending relevant material to each college
  • • Observe classes and/or rounds to help further develop college-specific library resources and network with students
  • • Working with the LEAD office
  • • Perform new student orientation

Contact Reference & Outreach

› Call the library at 909-469-5323 

› Email us at reference@westernu.edu 

› Use the Ask a Librarian service