Each academic division or administrative unit has an assigned librarian who is responsible for facilitating communication and responding to the unit's needs for library materials and services. Contact your liaison librarian with any questions, comments, or suggestions about library policies and services.

Collection Development

Liaison librarians work with faculty to build and maintain Herrick's collections in assigned subject areas. Purchase decisions are guided by Herrick's Library Collection Guidelines. Faculty recommendations are encouraged and welcomed. Contact your liaison librarian to make requests or use the Recommend an Item for Purchase Form.

Research and Reference Services

Your liaison librarian can provide specialized reference services, including:

    • assistance with database searching


  • non-routine, in depth, subject-related research questions
  • referrals to additional resources or information providers
  • establishing library support for new courses or programs

Instructional Services

The library has an active information literacy program. For more information, contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Kevin Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional services:

  • general, introductory library tours
  • development of subject guides or course guides for your students
  • library orientations for new faculty
  • consultation for the development of library-related course assignments