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), Sociology and Anthropology, Theater & Dance, Film Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Zotero, Writing Program, and Journalism and Mass Communications
Jeff Barry
Jeff Barry
Associate Professor, Library Technology Developer
Mackenzie Brooks
Mackenzie Brooks
Associate Professor, Digital Humanities Librarian
Digital Humanities
Tom Camden
Tom Camden
Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Mattie Clear
Mattie Clear
Assistant Professor, Archivist
Emily Cook
Emily Cook
Assistant Professor, Research and Instruction Librarian
Arabic, Africana Studies, Art, Art History, Classics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, Government (All), History, Italian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Literature in Translation, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Middle East and South Asian Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Languages, Russian, East European and Russian Studies, Spanish, World Languages, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Writing Program, and Zotero
Julie Kane
Julie Kane
Professor, Collection Strategies Librarian
Paula Kiser
Paula Kiser
Assistant Professor, Digital Scholarship Librarian
Copyright and Digital Archive
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Elizabeth Anne Teaff
Associate Professor, Associate University Librarian for Access and Discovery
Poster Printing
John Tombarge
John Tombarge
Professor, Business Librarian
Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Law, Justice, and Society, Politics, Poverty & Human Capability, Citation Management, Community Based Learning, Government (All), Zotero, and Writing Program
K.T. Vaughan
K.T. Vaughan
Professor, The Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian
Education