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Library Partnership Program

The primary goal of the Library Partnership Program is to build relationships between the faculty and librarians in support of their shared mission to educate students and create knowledge. A “Librarian Partner” is appointed to each academic department and serves as the principal point of contact for information about library services, collections, events and policies.  The Library Partnership Program aspires to cultivate deep collaboration and engagement between the Library and Fairfield University’s faculty. This user-centered program provides a framework for Librarian Partners to develop a significant understanding of complex departmental needs and goals, and for “Faculty Partners” to increase their knowledge of library services and evolving modes of information creation, consumption, and dissemination.

Librarian Partners are information experts who collaborate with faculty in their assigned academic departments to advance their scholarship and teaching.  Examples may include:

  • Support faculty and their students through the research lifecycle
  • Work towards incorporating information literacy competencies into academic programs at all levels. Librarian Partners teach information literacy instruction classes, develop online learning modules and guides, and administer assessment tools in close collaboration with the faculty in order to achieve the Library’s student learning outcomes and the academic department’s goals.
  • Advocate for Library services, collections and facilities to the faculty and administrators, and also advocate within the Library for their assigned academic departments’ curricular needs.
  • Inform faculty of significant trends in research and publishing affecting their department and/or higher education.
  • Develop, evaluate and promote the library collections and its usage in support of their department’s academic goals and curricular needs.

When appropriate, Librarian Partners will enlist functional specialists within the Library, such as librarians focused on collection development, digital humanities and scholarly communication.

Best Practices for Librarian Partners

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All numbers are 203-254-4000 plus extension.

Tiara Arnold
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Hayley Battaglia
Library Specialist for Licensed Resources
ext. 2186

Liaison Librarian To:

Melinda Berdanier
Library Assistant
ext. 2522

Liaison Librarian To:

Grace Bissenden
Library Specialist for Non-licensed Resources
ext. 3307

Liaison Librarian To:

Patricia Blatt
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Matthew Blaine
Reference & Outreach Librarian
ext. 2925

Liaison Librarian To:

Elise Bochinski
Access Services Librarian & University Archivist
ext. 2892

Liaison Librarian To:

John Cayer
Interlibrary Services Coordinator
ext. 2135

Liaison Librarian To:

Edward Dacey
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Beth Degnan
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Susan Dowling
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Collection Development Librarian for Non-licensed Resources
ext. 2185

Liaison Librarian To:

History
Miguel Garcia
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Chelsea Garth
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Reference & Instruction Librarian
ext. 3459

Liaison Librarian To:

Education/GSEAP
Communication
Psychology
Sociology & Anthropology
Nadiya Hafizova
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

David Hennessey
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Jonathan Hodge
Head Librarian Cataloger
ext. 3303

Liaison Librarian To:

John Horrigan
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Robert Hoyt
Web & User Experience Librarian
ext. 3283

Liaison Librarian To:

Sylvia Hurlburt
Circulation and Reserves Assistant
ext. 2234

Liaison Librarian To:

Debra Kaufman
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Dean of Libraries & University Librarian
ext. 2182

Liaison Librarian To:

MPA Program
Math
Business
Economics
Christina McGowan
Assistant University Librarian for Reference & Circulation Services
ext. 2465

Liaison Librarian To:

Jill Massari
Administrative Assistant
ext. 2648

Liaison Librarian To:

Lynn McNulty
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator
ext. 4206

Liaison Librarian To:

English
Modern Language
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Judaic Studies
Catholic Studies
Classical Studies
Mary-Ellen Mohring
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Jennifer Mottolese
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Stefanie Parry
Library Technical Specialist
ext. 3139

Liaison Librarian To:

Nina Peri
Collection Development Librarian for Licensed Resources & Institutional Repository
ext. 2039

Liaison Librarian To:

Eleni Skokos
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Sharon Sparkman
Circulation Supervisor
ext. 2189

Liaison Librarian To:

Clare Stafstrom
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Ellen Sullivan
Reference Librarian, PT
ext. 2178

Liaison Librarian To:

Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian
ext. 2138

Liaison Librarian To:

Visual & Performing Arts
Lissette Valle
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

Louise Vezina
Circulation Supervisor, PT
ext. 2188

Liaison Librarian To:

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