Library Liaisons

Library Liaisons

Academic libraries continue to adapt and flourish in response to profound changes in higher education, including student learning behaviors and educational delivery methods. Influencing factors include rapidly changing technology and the proliferation of information and information formats.  For students, these factors require librarians to provide greater explanation, context-setting, and interpretation to help them make sense of their research projects within this environment. For faculty, library liaisons engage with assigned academic departments in order to foster collaboration more effectively and to provide a direct channel for partnerships in the educational process.  

The following core competencies help to define and identify the variety of collaborations possible between librarians and faculty at UNW. Please, follow the links to learn more.

[We offer credit and thanks to the following university libraries for sharing their frameworks online: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, the Ohio State University, Duke University, and University of Iowa.]


Library Staff Department

Nathan Farley

Art & Design
Education (library instruction)
Music & Theater
Ruth McGuire

Academic Affairs
New Programs

Jessica Moore

FOCUS Adult Undergraduate
Graduate Studies
English & Literature
History & Related Fields
Undergraduate Pathways

Greg Rosauer

Biblical & Theological Studies
Christian Ministries
World Languages


Linda Rust

Biology & Biochemistry
Education (selection)
Mathematics & Engineering
Physical Education, Health & Kinesiology


eLearning Services

eLearning Services

The Berntsen Library supports e-learning through the library's liaison program which serves both traditional academic departments as well as the adult, online, and graduate programs and maintains partnerships with the Online Learning Office and Academic Technology. Faculty and staff may contact their liaison (see table in the box above) for help with any of the following e-learning services:

  • Content discovery of library-licensed resources
    • While library-licensed resources are not open content, the library subscribes to articles, films, books, and CD’s in digital form that may be linked to course sites and that include copyright permission.
  • Content acquisition and access, e.g., multi-user license e-book
  • Library course guides, used for a research launching pad or for classroom materials support, e.g.,
  • Discovery of and access to already-available Open Educational Resources
  • General guidance on copyright and fair use questions [contact Jessica Moore at].

eLearning Resources

Resource Snapshot

Specific examples from UP or Traditional courses include the following:

  • Naxos Music Library (audio streaming) – supports the UP Introduction to Music course
  • Swank Motion Pictures (streaming media) – supports the UP Film Appreciation course
  • TumbleBook Library – supports curriculum design by elementary education students
  • Value Line Investment Survey – supports the Investments class

Interdisciplinary e-resources provide a wealth of quality information that may be used for classroom materials support.

  • EBSCO Academic and Religion e-book collections – access to more than 140,000 electronic books
  • Films on Demand – web-based digital video streaming service with access to  21,870 titles on a wide variety of subjects, including a specific subscription to the nursing collection
  • Reference bookselectronic reference purchased when available
  • Article databases—contain millions of full text articles from over 77,000 electronic journals supporting every discipline taught at UNW

Changing Links - adding ezproxy

Changing links to library content.

To change the links:‚Äč

Add the proxy prefix before the url.

proxy prefix:

So the re-constructed URL would look like the following:

Please note:  If you are getting a new perma-link from a library database, the links should already include the new proxy information.

Course Reserves

Course Reserve Materials

 Becky Schleicher (ext. 5159) is the primary contact for Reserve materials.
Items placed on Reserve are materials which you will require your students to use. 
These may include*...

  • Library materials
  • Personal items that you provide
Please note that materials obtained through interlibrary loan or which you have personally checked out from other libraries may not be placed on Reserve.
  1. Use for each addition to your course reserves:  Online Submission Form
  2. Plan ahead - allow 2 weekdays for processing of items.

*The library no longer supports electronic reserves; instructors should use Moodle to host online readings for their classes.

Faculty Purchase Request

We value your suggestions for collection development.  The form below sends your request directly to your library liaison.  You may attach files to this form as well.