Your Library Contact
Helping One Another in the Teaching and Learning Process
Your department's library liaison will assist you in numerous ways:
Librarians partner with English 100 and 101 instructors to introduce students to college-level research skills, knowledge practices, and habits. But there is much more that we can teach students in your core and upper-level courses. Sessions can be as short as a 15-minute introduction or a full class period. Contact your library liaison to schedule a classroom visit or ask us how we can design subject and class guides to support your students' research.
Librarians staff the research assistance desk Monday through Friday, 1 - 5 p.m., to help with drop-in research questions; we are also available during other business hours for individual, in-depth research consultations. These consultations can be tailored to your students' specific needs and questions. Include the drop-in and research appointment service in your syllabi and encourage your students to contact us!
Librarians can suggest books and other resources to support current or new courses. We also routinely send book reviews to the book coordinators in each department. Although historically faculty members have been the chief developers of the library collection, the librarians play a vital and necessary role in building the collection evenly and purposefully. Contact your liaison or your department's book coordinator with any collection development needs.
Librarians are assigned to academic departments as indicated below.
|Art and Art History||Sarah Kolk|
|Africa and African Diaspora||Francene Lewis|
|Asian Studies||Francene Lewis|
|Business||Katherine Swart & Sarah Kolk|
|Calvin Prison Initiative||Kathy DeMey|
|Chemistry and Biochemistry||Kathy DeMey|
|Computer Science||David Malone|
|English||Sarah Kolk & Amanda Matthysse|
|Gender Studies||Sarah Kolk|
|Geology Geography & Environmental Studies||Kathy DeMey|
|International Development||Kathy DeMey|
|Mathematics and Statistics||Katherine Swart|
|Physics and Astronomy||Kathy DeMey|
|Political Science||Paul Fields|
|Public Health||Amanda Matthysse|
|Social Work||Paul Fields|
|Speech Pathology||Kathy DeMey|