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Directory of Subject Specialists


If you would like to talk with a librarian about instructional support, collection management support, or any other library-related matters, please feel free to contact one of our librarians. If your class or subject area is in a discipline that is not listed below, please contact Kathy Magarrell.

College of Business

Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Willow Fuchs Kim Bloedel

College of Dentistry

Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Janna Lawrence Janna Lawrence

College of Education

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Education (all departments) Ericka Raber Ericka Raber

College of Engineering

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Biomedical Engineering Kari Kozak Kari Kozak
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Kari Kozak

Kari Kozak
Civil and Environmental Engineering Kari Kozak Kari Kozak
Electrical and Computer Engineering Kari Kozak Kari Kozak
Engineering Core Courses Kari Kozak Kari Kozak
Industrial Engineering Kari Kozak Kari Kozak

Graduate College

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Library and Information Science Karen Fischer Karen Fischer
Urban and Regional Planning Brett Cloyd Brett Cloyd

International Programs

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
African Studies Program Edward Miner Edward Miner
Caribbean, Diaspora and Atlantic Studies
Global Health Studies Janna Lawrence Janna Lawrence
International Development Edward Miner Edward Miner
Latin American Studies Program Lisa Gardinier
Lisa Gardinier
Middle East and Muslim World Studies Edward Miner Edward Miner
Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Ericka Raber Ericka Raber
South Asian Studies Edward Miner Edward Miner

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Aerospace Military Studies Chris Africa
African American Studies Janalyn Moss Janalyn Moss
Aging Studies Program Ericka Raber
American Indian and Native Studies Program Janalyn Moss Chris Africa
Janalyn Moss
American Literature (English) Stephen Sturgeon Stephen Sturgeon
American Studies Program Janalyn Moss
Janalyn Moss
Anthropology Chris Africa
Art & Art History, School of Rijn Templeton Rijn Templeton
Asian Languages & Literature Min Tian (Chinese Studies) Min Tian
Chiaki Sakai (Japanese, Korean Studies) Chiaki Sakai
Biological Sciences Sara Scheib Leo Clougherty
Center for the Book Greg Prickman & Stephen Sturgeon Chris Africa
Tim Shipe
Chemistry Sara Scheib Leo Clougherty
Chinese Studies Min Tian Min Tian
Cinema & Comparative Literature Tim Shipe Tim Shipe
Classics Chris Africa Chris Africa
Communication Sciences and Disorders Jennifer DeBerg Janna Lawrence
Communication Studies Ericka Raber
Ericka Raber
Computer Science Kari Kozak Kari Kozak
Creative Writing & Writers’ Workshop Stephen Sturgeon Stephen Sturgeon
Dance Tim Shipe & Marianne Mason Tim Shipe
Earth and Environmental Sciences Sara Scheib Leo Clougherty
Economics Willow Fuchs Kim Bloedel
English Stephen Sturgeon Stephen Sturgeon
English as a Second Language Ericka Raber Edward Miner
Environmental Sciences Chris Africa
Leo Clougherty
Film Studies see Cinema and Comp. Lit Tim Shipe
French and Italian Kathy Magarrell Tim Shipe
French Literature Kathy Magarrell Tim Shipe
Geography Brett Cloyd Brett Cloyd
German Ericka Raber Tim Shipe
Tim Shipe
Health and Sport Studies Chris Childs Chris Childs
History, American (U.S. & Canada) Janalyn Moss Janalyn Moss
History, British Chris Africa Chris Africa
Janalyn Moss
History, European Chris Africa Chris Africa
Janalyn Moss
Italian Literature Kathy Magarrell Tim Shipe
Japanese Studies Chiaki Sakai Chiaki Sakai
Journalism & Mass Communication, School of Ericka Raber Ericka Raber
Korean Studies Chiaki Sakai Chiaki Sakai
Latino/a Studies Janalyn Moss Janalyn Moss
Leisure Studies Brett Cloyd Chris Childs
Ericka Raber
Linguistics Edward Miner Edward Miner
Mathematics Sara Scheib Leo Clougherty
Medieval Studies Kathy Magarrell Chris Africa
Military Science Chris Africa
Museum Studies Janalyn Moss Tim Shipe
Music, School of Katie Buehner Katie Buehner
Philosophies & Ethics of Politics, Law, & Economics
Philosophy Chris Africa Chris Africa
Physics & Astronomy Sara Scheib Sara Scheib
Political Science Brett Cloyd Brett Cloyd
Portuguese Literature Lisa Gardinier Lisa Gardinier
Psychology Steve Ostrem Steve Ostrem
Religious Studies Rachel Garza Carreon Rachel Garza Carreon
Rhetoric Kathy Magarrell Stephen Sturgeon
Russian Ericka Raber Ericka Raber
Second Language Acquisition Edward Miner Edward Miner
Social Work, School of Dan Gall Dan Gall
Sociology Steve Ostrem Steve Ostrem
Spanish & Portuguese Lisa Gardinier Lisa Gardinier
Statistics & Actuarial Science Sara Scheib Leo Clougherty
Theatre Arts Stephen Sturgeon Stephen Sturgeon
Women’s Studies Janalyn Moss Chris Africa

College of Medicine – see Hardin Library’s “Librarian Liaisons”

College of Nursing

Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Jennifer Deberg Janna Lawrence

College of Pharmacy

Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Xiaomei Gu Janna Lawrence

College of Public Health

Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Chris Childs Janna Lawrence

University Libraries

Department/Course Research/Instruction Librarian(s) Collection Management Librarian(s)
Archives, University of Iowa David McCartney David McCartney
Government Information: State & Federal Marianne Mason Marianne Mason
Government Information: Foreign & International Brett Cloyd Brett Cloyd
Maps Margaret Gamm Margaret Gamm
Reference Collection (Main Library) Steve Ostrem Steve Ostrem
Kathy Magarrell
Special Collections/Rare Books/ Manuscripts Colleen Theisen Greg Prickman
Pat Olson
Iowa Women’s Archives Janet Weaver Janet Weaver

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) - see Hardin Library’s “Librarian Liaisons”

last revised: 2/10/2014