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, Education, Environmental Studies, Geology, German, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physical Education, Physics and Engineering, Science (General), Sociology and Anthropology, and Women's and Gender Studies
Jeff Barry
Jeff Barry
Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Literature in Translation, Middle East and South Asian Studies, Politics, Russian Area Studies, and Russian
Mackenzie Brooks
Mackenzie Brooks
Associate Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian
English and 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, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, French, Government (All), History, Italian, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish, Writing Program, Citation Management, and Zotero
Julie Kane
Julie Kane
Associate Professor, Head of Collection Services
Moataz Khalifa
Moataz Khalifa
Assistant Professor, Director of Data Education
Data and Statistics
Paula Kiser
Paula Kiser
Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Africana Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Jason Mickel
Jason Mickel
Associate Professor, Director of Library Technology
Computer Science and Journalism and Mass Communications
Kaci Resau
Kaci Resau
Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources Librarian
Environmental Studies and Poverty & Human Capability
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Associate Professor, Head of Access Services
Art, Art History, Film Studies, and Theatre & Dance
John Tombarge
John Tombarge
Professor, Business Librarian
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Government (All)
K.T. Vaughan
K.T. Vaughan
Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian

Need More Help?

Mary Abdoney

abdoneym@wlu.edu