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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.

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

    • Chaplain Services
    • Medicine - Cardiology
    • Nutrition
    • Orthopedics
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Anesthesiology
    • Family & Community Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Public Health Sciences
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Personal Librarian Program


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.