Research Support in the Library

One of a subject liaison’s responsibilities is guiding students to become proficient researchers. When disciplinary faculty assign projects requiring students to explore the scholarly literature, it is often crucial for library faculty and staff to help those students navigate and understand the scholarly ecosystem.

How Can a Subject Liaison Help?:

Some of the topics we can address with library instruction are:

  • What is the role of the academic library?
  • What is the scholarly conversation?
  • What are the norms and expectations for academic discourse in a particular discipline?
  • What are a particular discipline’s gaps in existing knowledge?
  • How to find, use, and manage data
  • How to preserve and protect newly created scholarship

If you are assigning a project requiring the use of library resources, please contact your subject liaison to create a personalized plan for your students.

Mary Abdoney
Mary Abdoney
Associate Professor, Instruction Coordinator & Science Librarian
Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Cognitive & Behavioral Studies, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physical Education, Physics and Engineering, Science (General), Theater & Dance, Women's and Gender Studies, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Zotero, and Writing Program
Jeff Barry
Jeff Barry
Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian
Anthropology and Archaeology, Film Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Law, Justice, and Society, Literature in Translation, Middle East and South Asian Studies, Politics, Poverty & Human Capability, Russian Area Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Writing Program, and Zotero
Mackenzie Brooks
Mackenzie Brooks
Associate Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian
Digital Humanities
Tom Camden
Tom Camden
Associate Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Emily Cook
Emily Cook
Assistant Professor, Research and Outreach Librarian
Arabic, Africana Studies, Art, Art History, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, Government (All), History, Italian, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish, World Languages, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Writing Program, and Zotero
Julie Kane
Julie Kane
Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services
Paula Kiser
Paula Kiser
Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Copyright and Digital Archive
Jason Mickel
Jason Mickel
Associate Professor, Director of Library Technology
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Associate Professor, Head of Access Services
Poster Printing
John Tombarge
John Tombarge
Professor, Business Librarian
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Writing Program, and Zotero
K.T. Vaughan
K.T. Vaughan
Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian
Education

Need More Help?

Mary Abdoney

abdoneym@wlu.edu