Research & Education

A liaison librarian is a professional librarian who acts as a link between the library and a specific audience. Liaison librarians can partner with faculty, staff and students to support teaching and research endeavors, as well as provide instructional sessions. 

Liaisons can: 

  • assist with search strategy development and refinement to find relevant journal and research literature in biomedical databases
  • recommend resources to meet your particular information needs
  • provide instructional sessions to classes, clinical groups/departments, or other groups on searching the literature, managing citations, accessing library resources, and using information to support an evidence-based approach
  • provide consultation on topics related to basic copyright issues, research impact metrics such as citation counts and h-index, open access options, and public access mandates
  • refer you to other helpful library services to support research, education, and patient care

For general inquiries or for departments not listed, use the Ask a Librarian form for reference questions or the Instructional Session Request form for instruction. If you are from a specific college or department, find your liaison below and feel free to contact them directly.


College/School Liaison Librarian
College of Dentistry Anna Biszaha
College of Medicine Stephanie Schulte
College of Nursing Kerry Dhakal
College of Optometry Kerry Dhakal (interim)
College of Public Health Kaitlyn Feyh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Anna Biszaha


Clinical Unit Liaison Librarian
Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education Kerry Dhakal
Clinical Nursing (OSUWMC and James Nursing staff) Kerry Dhakal
Consumer Health Missy Creed
Pediatrics Susi Miller