Liaison Librarian Program


Every school, selected co-curricular offices, and selected patron constituencies has a liaison librarian who serves as the designated point-of-contact for all library matters. Cultivating clear communication channels between each school,office or constituency and the library leads to vibrant opportunities including navigating the library’s 300 million items, developing research strategies, integrating information literacy concepts within course assignments, selecting new library materials to support curricular needs, and collaborating to develop new solutions.


New strategies and solutions develop through working with a librarian. Liaison librarians welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, administrators, and students through personal communications, participation in departmental or school meetings, presentations, appointments, committee involvement, collaborative projects, curriculum development, social events and exhibits, search committees, and accreditation visits.

Collection Development

Faculty shape how Biola University resources its curriculum through participating in the library’s collection development process. Liaison librarians solicit faculty expertise and input to ensure that appropriate library resources are purchased each year in support of each school’s academic and research programs. As needed, weeding projects rely upon this collaboration to identify items for removal from the library collection. Ongoing communication and collaboration between each school and the library ensures wise stewardship of collection development funds.


The liaison librarian connects their constituents with relevant library resources and librarians through timely service or referral.

Meet Your Liaison Librarian

Alumni Relations, Transfer Students, First Year Students

Julie Ellis



Cook School of Intercultural Studies

Simon Heres



Crowell School of Business

Gregg Geary



Rosemead School of Psychology

Jeremy Labosier



School of Education

Stacie Schmidt



School of Fine Arts and Communication

John Redford



School of Humanities and Social Sciences

John Tiffin



School of Science, Technology, and Health

Sue Whitehead



Talbot School of Theology

Juliana Morley



Maximize the Value of Your Liaison Librarian

Include Your Liaison Librarian in Your Meetings

  • Your librarian will better understand your unique needs and opportunities as a result of attending faculty meetings or other relevant departmental meetings.

View Your Liaison Librarian as a Resource

  • Your liaison librarian can connect you with helpful resources and services that you may not be aware of.

Discuss Your Unique Context

  • Develop the liaison relationship to serve your school or program.
  • Explore new dynamics or needs that venture beyond established library services or programs.
  • Talk with your liaison librarian about how the library could best serve you.
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