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Department Liaisons

The primary objective of the Lewis J. Ort Library Liaison program is to foster communication between the library and academic departments in order to support the scholarly resource needs of university programs and curriculum.

Library Liaison

A library liaison is a member of the library faculty who serves as the primary contact person for the faculty of an academic department and/or specialized academic program on issues related to library collections and services.

General responsibilities of library liaisons include:

  • Serving as a primary communication link to assigned academic departments and specialized academic programs regarding library collections and services,
  • Performing as subject specialist for the library in assigned fields,
  • Providing reports to support the requirements of periodic academic program and accreditation reviews,
  • Working collaboratively with faculty to address concerns or issues identified by assigned academic departments and specialized programs.

Academic Department and Program Representatives

A department or program representative is a member of the faculty who represents their academic department or specialized academic program as the primary contact person on issues related to library collections and services.

General responsibilities of department and program representatives include:

  • Collaborating with departmental faculty and program coordinators to select materials for the Ort Library that reflect the curricular needs of their department as well as the discipline as a whole.
  • Ensuring that book and audiovisual funds allocated to their department or program are expended each fiscal year by the purchasing deadline established and announced by the library.
  • Communicating with their department’s library liaison to obtain required information for periodic academic program and accreditation reviews.

See the Library Liaison Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information about this program. 

Academic Departments and Representatives, & Coorsponding Library Representatives
Department Department Representative Library Liaison
Accounting Ms. Kiersten Bradley Liza Zakharova
Biology Dr. Frank Hughes Lisa Hartman
Chemistry Mr. Blair Knouse Amanda VerMeulen
Communications Ms. Annie Danzi Dr. Sean Henry
Computer Science Dr. Mohsen Chitsaz
Dr. David Zheng
Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Economics Dr. David Kiriazis Liza Zakharova
Education Professions Dr. Emily Milleson Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Engineering & Physics Dr. John Lynch Lisa Hartman
English & Foreign Languages Dr. Molly Hartzog (temp)
Dr. Kevin Knott (Sabbatical Fall '20)
Liza Zakharova
Geography Dr. Matthew Ramspott Lisa Hartman
History Dr. Haiyun Ma Amanda Bena
Kinesiology & Recreation Dr. Nicole Bosley Randy Lowe
Management Dr. Evan Offstein Amanda VerMeulen
Marketing & Finance Dr. Zifeng Feng Dr. Sean Henry
Mathematics Dr. Mark Hughes
Dr. Gerry Wojnar
Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Music Dr. Jay DeWire Dr. Sean Henry
Nursing Dr. Stefanie Hay Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato
Philosophy Dr. Jean-Marie Makang Dr. Sean Henry
Physician Assistant Medicine Ms. Beth Budny-Buckley Amanda VerMeulen
Political Science Dr. David Lewis Randy Lowe
Psychology Dr. D. Alan Bensley Randy Lowe
Social Work Dr. Steven Hartsock Virginia Williams
Sociology Dr. Daniel Moorehead Virginia Williams
Theatre & Dance Ms. Mairzy Yost-Rushton Virginia Williams
Visual Arts Dr. Travis English Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Specialized Programs & Representatives
Specialized Program Program Representative Library Liaison
African American Studies Dr. James Saku Amanda VerMeulen
International Studies Dr. Suzanne McCoskey Amanda Bena
Leadership  Studies Ms. Anne Danzi Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott
Sustainability Studies Ms. Tracy Edwards Lisa Hartman
Women's Studies Dr. Jill Morris Amanda Bena