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Information Literacy @ UWW

Contact Your Liaison

UW-Whitewater librarians serve as library liaisons to the University's colleges and/or departments.  Liaisons work with a college or department to:

  • provide classroom library instruction
  • oversee collection development for the discipline
  • provide library services support.

Contact your liaison to schedule library instruction for your classes, request materials, and to ask about library services:

Librarian Liaisons to Departments

Bren, Barbara Communication; Music; Political Science 262-472-5521
Castrillo, James History; Philosophy & Religious Studies; Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice; Theatre & Dance; Women's Studies 262-472-5522
Elsen, Carol Fine Arts; Chemistry; Geography & Geology 262-472-5751
Latorraca, Ellen College of Education & Professional Studies 262-472-5525
Schemm, Naomi College of Business & Economics 262-472-5519
Shull, Diana Psychology; Social Work 262-472-5011
Stephenson, Martha Biological Sciences; Languages & Literatures; Mathematical & Computer Sciences; Physics 262-472-4366

Faculty/Librarian Collaboration

Why work with a librarian?

  • Librarians work with classroom faculty to create unique instruction for each course, integrating presentation, lecture and activities.
  • Librarians stay current in using and organizing information resources, and are professionals at educating users about effective research.
  • Librarians can help you accomplish information literacy outcomes with your students.
  • Librarians teach students how to use information resources and research materials and methods linked to your courses and assignments.
  • Librarians address information literacy outcomes and assessment plans within the context of helping students complete your research project.
  • Librarians collaborate - Talk with your liaison librarian; share your syllabus, your assignments, and sample topics. With this information, librarians can support your educational goals using relevant examples and resources your students need.
  • Librarians can talk with you about instructional options that work. Realistically, covering 1-3 concepts or skills is reasonable for a 50-minute research session. Take a look at the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education and the Information Literacy Competencies and Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin for ideas. 
  • Talk to librarians about assignments planned before or after our session that might help prepare students for it or reinforce what was learned during their library visit. Consider embedding assessment of specific information literacy skills within your assignments.
  • Discuss your assignment with a librarian, as it relates to the library’s collections and holdings. What resources are you asking students to use? We can enlighten each other about newer, better, more user-friendly sources.
  • Your presence and participation in classroom instruction is critical to success.