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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.
Primary components of the Liaison Program are:
- Intelligence gathering, engagement and outreach
- Marketing, promotion and advocacy
- Collection building
We provide the following services:
- 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
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Family & Community Medicine
Hershey Off-Site Clinics
Palliative Care Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
Office of Diversity
Physician Assistant Program
Medicine – University Park Program
State College Off-site Clinics
Basic Sciences Programs
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Microbiology & Immunology
Neural & Behavioral Sciences
Office of Faculty and Professional Development
THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN PROGRAM IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PENN STATE HERSHEY STUDENTS.
As part of the Library Liaison Program, the Personal Librarian will assist the First Year Medical and Graduate students up until the day they graduate. We offer assistance and training in designing effective search strategies for the most useful databases in your field.
If you need more information or want to know who your Personal Librarian is, please contact Amy Knehans.