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Liaison librarians

Milne Library's liaison program pairs research instruction librarians with subject areas in which they have some specialty. Liaisons teach library instruction classes in their areas, and they student and faculty researchers can schedule consultations with them. See full contact information to schedule an appointment.


Brandon West, Head of Research Instruction Services

Subject Areas: Anthropology, Sociology


Liz Argientieri, Special Collections & Research Librarian


Michelle Costello, Education and Community Engagement Librarian

Subject Areas: Education


Jonathan Grunert, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Subject Areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology


Sherry Larson-Rhodes, First Year Experience Librarian

Subject Areas: Communication, Geography, Languages & Literature


Alessandra Otero, Research Instruction Librarian

Subject Areas: English, Philosophy, Art History, Music, Dance, Theatre

Alan Witt, Research Instruction Librarian

Subject Areas: Business, History, Political Science & International Relations

Library instruction

The mission of Milne Library’s instruction program is to educate and assist library users with their research needs. The academic faculty librarians accomplish this by collaborating with teaching professors to support course objectives and specific assignments in student-centered instruction.

Library instruction focuses on three broad goals:

  • Locate information using library resources.
  • Evaluate information for credibility and authority.
  • Integrate information into projects.

Request library instruction through this online form. Please be sure to make your requests at least one week in advance of the library class.