Liaison Librarian Service

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The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center's Liaison Librarian Service creates partnerships between the library and its constituents by pairing librarians with departments, centers, institutes, and programs at the Feinberg School of Medicine. The aim is to enhance communication, collaboration, and the effectiveness of the library in supporting the education, clinical, and research needs of Feinberg. Please see the Liaison Librarian Service description at the end of this page for further information.

Check the listing below to find your liaison. If your department isn't listed, contact Linda O'Dwyer to be matched with a librarian who can assist you.

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Departments

Departments Liaison  
Anesthesiology Linda O'Dwyer  
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Pamela Shaw  
Cell and Molecular Biology Pamela Shaw  
Dermatology Corinne Miller  
Emergency Medicine Linda O'Dwyer  
Family and Community Medicine Annie Wescott  
Medical Education Jonna Peterson  
Medicine Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Allergy-Immunology Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Cardiology Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Gastroenterology and Hepatology Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Hematology/Oncology Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Hospital Medicine Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Infectious Diseases Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Nephrology and Hypertension Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Pulmonary and Critical Care Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
     Rheumatology Jonna Peterson & Corinne Miller  
Medical Social Sciences Corinne Miller  
Microbiology-Immunology Pamela Shaw  
Neurological Surgery Annie Wescott  
Neurology Annie Wescott  
Obstetrics and Gynecology Corinne Miller  
Ophthalmology Linda O'Dwyer  
Orthopaedic Surgery Pamela Shaw  
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Eileen Wafford  
Pathology Pamela Shaw  
Pediatrics Andrea Fawcett & Peggy Murphy (Lurie Children's)  
Pharmacology Pamela Shaw  
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Eileen Wafford  
Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Eileen Wafford  
Physiology Pamela Shaw  
Preventive Medicine Eileen Wafford  
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Annie Wescott  
Radiology Eileen Wafford  
Radiation Oncology Eileen Wafford  
Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Breast Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Cardiac Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Gastrointestinal & Oncologic Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Organ Transplantation Eileen Wafford  
     Pediatric Surgery Andrea Fawcett & Peggy Murphy (Lurie Children's)  
     Plastic Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Thoracic Surgery Eileen Wafford  
     Trauma & Critical Care Eileen Wafford  
     Vascular Surgery Eileen Wafford  
Urology Corinne Miller  

 

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Feinberg Institutes & Centers

Institutes & Centers

Liaison

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Karen Gutzman

  • Cancer Survivorship Institute (CSI)

Linda O’Dwyer

Annie Wescott

Mark Berendsen

The Heart Institutes

 

Jonna Peterson

Jonna Peterson

Jonna Peterson

Jonna Peterson

Jonna Peterson

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Jonna Peterson

  • Center for Community Health (CCH)

Eileen Wafford

Pamela Shaw

Karen Gutzman

Karen Gutzman

Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

 

Karen Gutzman

  • Center for Behavior and Health

Annie Wescott

Eileen Wafford

  • Center for Communication and Health

Linda O’Dwyer

  • Center for Community Health (CCH)

Eileen Wafford

Jonna Peterson

Eileen Wafford

Eileen Wafford

Linda O’Dwyer

Jonna Peterson

Mark Berendsen

  • Center for Population Health Sciences

Linda O’Dwyer

Jonna Peterson

Jonna Peterson

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Corinne Miller

Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI)

Karen Gutzman

Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

Andrea Fawcett & Peggy Murphy (Lurie Children's)

Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI)

Corinne Miller

Institute for Translational Neuroscience

 

  • Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Annie Wescott

  • Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Annie Wescott

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Center for Diabetes and Metabolism

Linda O’Dwyer

Center for Genetic Medicine (CGM)

Pamela Shaw

Comprehensive Transplant Center

Eileen Wafford

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Eileen Wafford

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Eileen Wafford

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About the Liaison Librarian Service

What are Liaison Librarians?

Liaison librarians have been designated as the primary contacts between the Galter Health Sciences Library and a department or center of the Medical School. The intention is to provide faculty, students, and staff with the name of at least one person they can call upon as a starting point for assistance with or information about any library service or issue. The liaison librarian will foster communication between the library and the Medical School’s programs, and understands the information needs of his or her department.

Liaison Librarians are:

  • Well-informed about the library’s collections, services, policies, and resources, and skilled in interpreting and promoting these to faculty and students in their departments
  • Knowledgeable of the subject matter and nature of the teaching and research conducted by the department
  • Adept at working together with teaching faculty to ensure that relevant information access skills and tools are incorporated into academic programs

Your liaison librarian will:

  • Actively foster communication with the assigned department or center
  • Provide education services to inform and teach users in the departments how to use the library’s resources and find information
  • Promote library services and resources to the departments and centers
  • Inform library users how to access library resources and services
  • Be a contact for collection development and requests for resources or services
  • Participate in professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge to support assigned departments

What your liaison librarian can do for your department

Communication

  • Produce information guides on new services, collections, and research tools
  • Prepare or update subject research Web guides
  • Schedule regular on site visits, e.g. office or computer lab hours
  • Write a feature or column for your departmental newsletter
  • Send information packets to new faculty
  • Meet with the Department Head, faculty and staff members to learn about current plans for your department or center and gather feedback on the library services
  • Attend departmental meetings or other relevant gatherings
  • Serve on a departmental committee
  • Assist with departmental or center program, re-accreditation or grant applications

Orientations, Instructional Sessions and Demonstrations

  • Schedule individual orientation meetings with new faculty
  • Schedule library orientation sessions for new residents
  • Create, review and revise orientation or instruction programs
  • Demonstrate relevant library resources and services
  • Attend departmental events
  • Survey and document your faculty research interests

Collection Development

  • Create or update collection development profile for library materials
  • Perform a library collection review
  • Get feedback on serial and book use and elicit suggestions for purchase
  • Assist in evaluating and selecting materials for existing or future collections

Liaison Activities for the Curriculum

  • Work with you to insure information literacy is fully incorporated into the your curriculum
  • Establish a teaching partnership with a member of your department
  • Teach a course or a course component in your department or program
  • Establish a research partnership with a member of your department or program
  • Develop or help develop a program that promotes active student centered learning
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Updated: August 14th, 2018 17:13