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Subject Librarians

Information about library liaisons that provide support for specific subject areas.

Library Liaison Program

Each academic subject with an undergraduate major or graduate program has an assigned librarian who is the main point of contact with the library.

Here is a list of the librarians - click on their photo to see what subjects they cover: Library Liaisons.

Your library liaison will: 

  • Maintain clear and easily accessible contact points for faculty and students with the libraries.  

  • Communicate with instructors and students about topics like information literacy, reference, technologies, archives, collection management, programming, and services. 

  • Generate and maintain resources to support teaching, learning, and research. 

Below are some specific services offered by each library liaison. 

Reference and Research Services

Your liaison librarian can provide specialized reference services, including: 

  • Personalized library orientation for research. 

  • Research question development. 

  • Assistance with library and database searching. 

  • Evaluating sources for credibility and appropriateness.

  • Tracking down difficult to find resources and citations. 

  • Referrals to additional resources. 

  • Much more!

Information Literacy

Alfred University Librarians offer instruction in library research and information literacy for your students. 

Our sessions are generally connected to a course, and are often tailored to address the information literacy needs of the students in that particular class. However, we can offer a great variety of customized instruction sessions, from a basic library orientation to advanced research skills. 

Please contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Kevin Adams, at with any questions or to request a session.

Collection Management

Liaison librarians work with faculty to build and maintain the Alfred University Library collections. Your liaison librarian will work with you to: 

  • Identify reserves to support your students in their course work. 

  • Identify open educational resources (OER) to support and incorporate into your courses.  

  • Identify and order resources like monographs, periodicals, and databases to support teaching and research in your area.