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, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Engineering, Psychology, Science (General), Bioethics, and Physical Education
Jeff Barry
Jeff Barry
Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian
German, Russian, Literature in Translation, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, French, Italian, Spanish, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Literature and Language
Mackenzie Brooks
Mackenzie Brooks
Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian
English and Digital Humanities
Sydney Bufkin
Sydney Bufkin
Assistant Professor, Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow
Writing Program
Tom Camden
Tom Camden
Associate Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Dick Grefe
Dick Grefe
Associate Professor, Senior Reference Librarian
Africana Studies, Education, Film Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Politics, Poverty Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, General (any topic), Anthropology and Archaeology, East Asian Studies, Government (All), Interdepartmental, Islamic Studies, Russian Area Studies, Social Sciences (General), and Women's and Gender Studies
Julie Kane
Julie Kane
Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services
Moataz Khalifa
Moataz Khalifa
Assistant Professor, Director of Data Education
Paula Kiser
Paula Kiser
Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Jason Mickel
Jason Mickel
Assistant Professor, Director of Library Technology
Computer Science
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Associate Professor, Head of Access Services
Art History and Studio Art, Philosophy, Religion, and Theatre
John Tombarge
John Tombarge
Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Data and Statistics

Need More Help?

Mary Abdoney

abdoneym@wlu.edu