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Faculty Services @ Spiva Library

A guide explaining information literacy across the curriculum and the role the library plays in helping students learn how to acquire, manage, analyze, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically to be successful in their careers and life.

Who's your Subject Librarian?



      Subjects & Related Research Guides         


James Capeci
Voice: 417-625-9806
Room: L-120



Dental Hygiene

Emergency Medical Service

International Studies


Modern Languages


Radiologic Technology

Respiratory Therapy



Assistant Director

Amber CarrAmber Carr
Voice: 417-625-9335
Room: L-409


Accounting / Finance / Economics

Computer Information Science

Engineering Technology

Marketing & Management 


International Business


University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Whitney Hamm
Voice: 417-625-9552
Room: L-143



Biology & Environmental Health

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Criminal Justice




Political Science


Social Work

Teacher Education


English & Philosophy



Collections and Content Specialist

undefinedMelissa Forsythe

Voice: 417-659-4039
Room: 329


International English Program

Student Success Center



Library Liaison Program

A subject librarian is assigned to work with each academic department. The main responsibility of the subject librarian is to collaborate with faculty in their assigned departments to:

  • acquire new library items that support department needs
  • remove old or obsolete materials that no longer support department needs
  • development subject and course specific LibGuides
  • link general library research guides as well as course related guides to Blackboard sites and/or syllabi
  • demonstrate new and subject specific resources
  • provide library instruction to department courses
  • inform departments of current and new library resources and services
  • providing library resource lists for program reviews

Departmental Liaison Guidelines

Department Liaisons are assigned by department heads and are the primary contact between the department and the library.

The library can best serve departments if the Department Liaison:

  1. Regularly communicates with their Subject Librarian about their department's research needs and needed library resources to support teaching and learning.
  2. Coordinates their department's recommendations for new books, journals, databases, etc. and submits them to their Subject Librarian by the deadline of March 1st.
  3. Disseminates information about new library resources and services to their department colleagues.
  4. Communicates the need for the development of materials to support course instruction, such as research guides or tutorials.
  5. Actively participates with their Subject Librarian in collection management and review of resources for their programs.

Departmental Liaisons List

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