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Your Librarian

Department Librarian Phone
Accounting, Economics & Finance Amanda Hartman x2443
Art Liz Kocevar-Weidinger x2445
Biological & Environmental Sciences Mark Lenker x2257
Chemistry & Physics Liz Kocevar-Weidinger x2445
Communication Studies & Theatre Liz Kocevar-Weidinger x2445
Education & Special Education Tammy Hines x2444
English & Modern Languages Emily Cox x2865
Health, Athletic Training, Recreation, & Kinesiology Liz Kocevar-Weidinger x2445
History, Political Science & Philosophy Mark Lenker x2257
Management, Marketing & CIMS Amanda Hartman x2443
Mathematics & Computer Science Tammy Hines x2444
Military Science Liz Kocevar-Weidinger x2445
Music Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol x2442
Nursing Mark Lenker x2257
Psychology Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol x2442
Social Work & Communication Studies & Disorders Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol x2442
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice Studies Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol x2442
Women’s Studies Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol x2442

Additional information about librarians is available on the staff page.

Librarian Responsibilities

  1. Is familiar with the instructional programs and faculty areas of interest and/or research in the assigned departments.
  2. Notifies the department of role as liaison and maintains personal contact with the department or its representative at least once per semester.
  3. Meets with new faculty as close to their arrival on campus as possible to introduce oneself, the Library, and its services.
  4. Contacts individual faculty as needed.
  5. Is aware of developing programs and current faculty research and anticipates future needs.
  6. Responds to faculty or departmental concerns, questions, comments and relays that information to Library staff and/or director for comment and/or action.
  7. Keeps the assigned departments informed of new services and developments within the Library.
  8. Is available to faculty to solve problems users might be having with the Library.
  9. May collaborate with faculty on developing course proposals, syllabus revision, grant proposals, etc. requiring Library resources.
  10. Participates in Library educational programs, e.g., tours or bibliographic instruction.
  11. Prepares and offers orientation and instruction programs in subject area(s).
  12. Assists assigned departments with library portion of accreditation reviews, self-studies, etc. as needed.


  1. Learns procedures for approving and ordering materials.
  2. Becomes aware of current and retrospective literature in the subject areas assigned.
  3. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s collection in the assigned subject area(s) in all formats.
  4. If applicable, reviews the approval plan profiles and recommends modifications as needed.
  5. Reviews approval materials and makes recommendations for purchase.
  6. Is aware of publishing trends in the assigned subject area(s).
  7. Is knowledgeable of selection tools in the assigned subject areas and regularly identifies materials for acquisition from those tools.

Collection Management

  1. Reviews reference holdings in assigned subject area(s) and makes recommendations for acquisitions and withdrawals in conjunction with reference staff.
  2. Reviews gift materials in subject area(s) and makes recommendations for retention.
  3. Reviews holdings in subject area(s) for de-selection/withdrawal.
  4. Participates in development of written collection development policy; reviews policy and provides input for changes.
  5. Interprets collection development policy to faculty.