Libraries Launch Health Sciences Liaison Program

Libraries Launch Health Sciences Liaison Program
Jenny James Lee
May 1, 2013

Drexel University Libraries has extended its a Liaison Program to the Health Sciences, designating specific librarians as liaisons to health sciences programs and schools. Through the liaison program the Libraries seek to enhance communication and deepen partnerships with health sciences departments in Drexel University's College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Through an understanding of a department’s curricular aims and research agendas, Liaison Librarians can provide connections to existing library programs and services, such as integrated instruction, information resources and research support. Liaisons also serve as a regular presence within a department’s space – whether physical or virtual –to better understand faculty and student work and craft programs and services that meet developing curricular and research needs. The Libraries has a dozen Liaison Librarians who work together in support of interdisciplinary efforts while connecting departments to the full resources and expertise of the Libraries.

“Librarians connecting to DUCOM, SPH and CNHP has existed informally for a number of years,” said Linda Katz, Associate Director, Health Sciences Partnerships, “but in order to keep pace with Drexel’s growth in health sciences education and research we are formalizing our program of communication and outreach by launching the Liaison Librarian initiative.”

The following chart details current assignments for the Liaison Program for Health Sciences. For additional information about this program, please contact Linda Katz, Associate Director, Health Sciences Partnerships, at or 215.762.7632. Please spread the word to faculty, residents, students, and staff!