Departmental Liaisons

Library services are critical to the mission of the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center through the provision of current, necessary, well-vetted information. With the Liaison Program, library services are tailored to the specified needs of each department at the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The liaison librarians provide library services to the faculty and staff by supporting their teaching, clinical, and research endeavors. Our goal is to have increased collaborative relationships between the Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons and other departments at the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Program Primary components

  • Intelligence gathering, engagement and outreach
  • Marketing, promotion and advocacy
  • Collection building

Services We Provide

  • Teaching – the Liaison Librarian can arrange classes for your department
  • Communication – through promoting and developing a robust collection
  • Reference – Liaisons will assist users in locating information
  • Providing expert literature searching assistance
  • Assessing Liaison user-group needs

 

Contact Your Departmental Liaison

Marie Castaneda

  • Chaplain Services
  • Medicine - Cardiology
  • Nutrition
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Esther Dell

  • Anesthesiology
  • Family & Community Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health Sciences

Ben Hoover

  • Medicine - Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine - Lung Disease
  • Medicine - Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine
  • Medicine - Radiation Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Radiology
  • Radiology Oncology

Amy Knehans

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Life Lion
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
  • Medicine - Infections (Communicable) Diseases
  • Medicine - Nephrology
  • Medicine - Palliative Care Medicine
  • Medicine - Rheumatology
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician Assistant Program

Robyn Reed

  • Basic Sciences Programs
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neural & Behavioral Sciences
  • Office of Faculty and Professional Development
  • Penn State Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP)
  • Pharmacology

Jeffery Wagner

  • Comparative Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Humanities
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
    • Artificial Organs
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Transplantation
    • Trauma - Acute Care & Critical Care Surgery
    • Vascular
  • Urology