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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?

Alicia Prosser

Collection Services Librarian

Alicia Prosser

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)
888-704-1660 (toll free library number)
909-469-5451 (direct line)
aprosser@westernu.edu

Monday 12:30-9pm
Tuesday-Friday 7am-3:30pm
Every 4th Saturday 11am-7pm

Ask me about:

  • Purchasing resources for the library (e-books, books, journals, DVDs, etc)
  • Donations
  • EndNote
  • Citation Styles

 

I am the Library Liaison for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Biomedical Sciences.
I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2001. I am also the Collection Services Librarian. As a librarian, I help the WesternU community with all their educational and research needs. My main focus is to select appropriate resources to purchase for the library that supports Western University’s mission. I also provide EndNote instruction.


 

Rudy R. Barreras

Marketing & 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)
888-704-1660 (toll free 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 networking
  • Web 2.0
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Handheld devices and mobile apps
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Point of care resources
  • Basic and Advanced PubMed
  • Journal impact factors
  • Citation alerts

 

I am the Library Liaison for the Colleges of Allied Health, Graduate Nursing, 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

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)
888-704-1660 (toll free library number)
909-469-5466 (direct line)
harrisr@westernu.edu

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

Ask me about:

  • In class instruction & Information Literacy
  • Library workshops
  • Copyright
  • Plagiarism
  • SpringerImages
  • Drug information resources
  • Veterinary Science Database
  • PubMed

 

I am the Library Liaison to the Colleges of Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and Dental Medicine.
I have been with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library since 2001. I am the Education Services Librarian. I develop, schedule and coordinate all library workshops and in-class instruction. 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:

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

You may call the library at 909-469-5323 or 1-888-704-1660 and ask for Reference & Outreach, or email the Reference Department at reference@westernu.edu or use Ask a Librarian Chat.