Library Instruction & Liaison Support

As part of Salem Library’s mission to create personalized learning experiences, the Personal Librarians provide research and learning support for faculty and their courses both in-person and online through the LMS. This support is designed to address your students’ immediate information needs while also helping them develop fluency in information literacy. To request research and learning support, please contact your liaison librarian.

Face-to-Face Learning

Your Personal Librarian can design a self-contained One-Shot session that provides a high-level overview of specific information literacy topics or an ongoing Semester Partnership that offers a more comprehensive research experience. Topics can include:

  • Selecting a research topic
  • Locating journal articles in databases
  • Evaluating sources
  • Copyright, plagiarism, and fair use
  • Assistance with an assignment deliverable

Online Learning

Your Personal Librarian can embed College Research I modules into your course’s LMS page. These modules encourage your first year students to build their information literacy skills at their own pace. You can select to include up to 6 research-focused modules which will take about an hour each per week to complete and can be automatically graded. Topics include:

  • Types of sources
  • Internet basics
  • Website evaluation
  • The research process
  • The importance of citation
  • Research questions and arguments

Liaison Librarians

Department / ProgramLiaison Librarian
Art, Art History, and DesignDonna Rothrock
BiologyMary Abernathy
Business and EconomicsMary Abernathy
Chemistry and PhysicsMary Abernathy
Communication and Media StudiesMary Abernathy
English and Creative WritingMary Abernathy
Exercise Science and WellnessMary Abernathy
HistoryMary Abernathy
Mathematics and Computer StudiesMary Abernathy
Modern LanguagesMary Abernathy
School of MusicDonna Rothrock
Nonprofit Management and Community LeadershipMary Abernathy
Political ScienceMary Abernathy
Psychological ScienceMary Abernathy
Religious StudiesMary Abernathy
Salem Impact / First Year StudentsMary Abernathy
Sociology and Criminal StudiesMary Abernathy
Teacher Education and Graduate StudiesDonna Rothrock