Librarian Liaison Program

Librarian liaisons support teaching and learning at UWRF through personal interaction with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic departments.  The librarian liaison program complements, but does not replace, our faculty library liaison program in which a faculty member from each department is designated as his or her department’s liaison for collection development purposes.  It also complements the full range of services that we offer at our public service desks in the library.

Through their outreach work, librarian liaisons determine how the library can most effectively support the work of our faculty, staff, and students.   They keep their constituencies up-to-date in regard to new resources and services, provide one-on-one consultation to faculty and staff in their assigned departments, offer to meet periodically with their departments, and facilitate library instructional sessions tailored to the specific needs of their departments.

Librarian liaison assignments are:

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

  • Agricultural Economics—Tom Smisek
  • Agricultural Education—Kathie Otto
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology—Tom Smisek
  • Animal and Food Science—Tom Smisek
  • Plant and Earth Science—Michele McKnelly

 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Art—Tom Smisek
  • Biology—Tom Smisek
  • Chemistry—Michele McKnelly
  • English— Tom Smisek
  • Geography and Mapping Sciences—Tom Smisek
  • History and Philosophy—Kathie Otto
  • Journalism—Kathie Otto
  • Marketing Communications—Brad Gee 
  • Mathematics—Maureen Olle-LaJoie 
  • Modern Language—Brad Gee 
  • Music—Brad Gee 
  • Physics—Maureen Olle-LaJoie 
  • Political Science—Michele McKnelly
  • Psychology—Brad Gee 
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice—Brad Gee 
  • Communication Studies and Theatre Arts—Tom Smisek

 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • Accounting and Finance—Michele McKnelly
  • Economics—Michele McKnelly
  • Computer Science and Information Systems—Maureen Olle-LaJoie 
  • Management and Marketing—Brad Gee 
  • Military Science (ROTC)—Brad Gee 

 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

  • Communicative Disorders—Lisa Pillow
  • Counseling and School Psychology—Tom Smisek
  • Health and Human Performance—Lisa Pillow
  • Social Work—Lisa Pillow
  • Teacher Education—Lisa Pillow

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LIBRARIAN LIAISONS:

Brad Gee, brad.gee@uwrf.edumail, x3552

Michele McKnelly, michele.mcknelly@uwrf.edumail, x4482

Maureen Olle-LaJoie, maureen.olle-lajoie@uwrf.edumail, x3799

Kathie Otto, kathryn.otto@uwrf.edumail, x3567

Lisa Pillow, lisa.pillow@uwrf.edumail, x3360

Tom Smisek, thomas.smisek@uwrf.edumail, x3312