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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 Liaison Email
College of Allied Health Professions Rudy Barreras rbarreras@westernu.edu 
College of Dental Medicine Ruth Harris harrisr@westernu.edu
College of Graduate Nursing Michelle Sanchez  msanchez@westernu.edu
College of Optometry Rudy Barreras rbarreras@westernu.edu 
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona Campus Kelli Hines khines@westernu.edu
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwest Campus Michelle Sanchez msanchez@westernu.edu
College of Pharmacy Kelli Hines khines@westernu.edu
College of Podiatric Medicine Ruth Harris harrisr@westernu.edu
College of Veterinary Medicine Ruth Harris  harrisr@westernu.edu
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences Kelli Hines khines@westernu.edu

 

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