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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.

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


  • Chaplain Services
    Nutrition
    Orthopedics
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Surgery
    Including:
    • Artificial Organs
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Transplantation
    • Trauma - Acute Care & Critical Care Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular

  • Anesthesiology
    Family & Community Medicine
    Hershey Off-Site Clinics
    Palliative Care Medicine
    Pediatrics
    Public Health Sciences

  • Neurology
    Neurosurgery
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
    Office of Diversity
    Ophthalmology
    Pathology
    Radiology

  • Clinical Pharmacy
    Dermatology
    Emergency Medicine
    Medicine
    Including:
    • Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Heart & Vascular Institute
    • Hematology & Oncology
    • Infections (Communicable) Diseases
    • Lung Disease
    • Nephrology
    • Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Radiation Oncology

    Nursing
    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
    Pharmacology

  • Comparative Medicine
    Humanities
    Psychiatry

 

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.