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Teaching Support for Faculty: Library instruction & consultations

The UW Libraries’ default delivery mode for all teaching and learning services in Spring 2022 will be online. 

  • This policy allows staff to uphold our core values of excellence, equity, and access while delivering services that meet the needs of instructors and students.
  • Services that fall under this guidance include requests for library instruction sessions; orientations; research consultations; and workshops. 
  • Requests for in-person services will be considered on a case by case basis and are at the discretion of your library liaison.
  • Please note that requests for in-person teaching and learning services require additional planning and staffing, and are thus not guaranteed at this time. 

As always, the library seeks to support instructors and students by offering robust services, spaces, and resources for teaching and learning success. We will review this policy at the end of Fall quarter.

To schedule a session, please contact your course's liaison librarian (below) with your preferred dates and learning objectives. 

We require a minimum of one week's notice for all instruction requests. While we are always happy to work with your course, additional notice is appreciated. This allows for increased customization, interaction, and support for your students.

Ask about:

  • Synchronous Zoom lessons or orientation sessions
  • Embedding library modules or support pages in Canvas
  • Research Help hours or drop-in work sessions just for your student
  • A custom research guide for your class

Liaison Librarians

Subject librarians are available via email or Zoom

Erika Bailey
Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Business | GIS | Urban Studies | History

Alaina Bull
First Year Experience Librarian
American Studies | Arts | Core | Literature and Writing | Film Studies

Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman
Instruction and Research Help Librarian
Economics | Global Honors | Anthropology | Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies

Christy McDaniel
Engineering and Science Librarian
Biomedical Science | Communication | Computer Science/IT | Engineering | Environmental Studies & Science | Latino/a and Latin American Studies | Mathematics


Marisa Petrich
Instructional Design Librarian
Social Work | Criminal Justice | Psychology | Sociology

Justin Wadland
Head, Digital Scholarship
Economics | Law | Philosophy | Political Science | Religion


Megan Watson
Collections Librarian
Nursing and Healthcare Leadership | Nonprofit

Business: Erika Bailey

Education: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman

Engineering and Technology: Christy McDaniel

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership: Megan Watson

Social Work and Criminal Justice: Marisa Petrich

Urban Studies: Erika Bailey

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

American Studies: Alaina Bull

Anthropology: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman

Arts: Alaina Bull

Biology: Christy McDaniel

Biomedical Sciences: Christy McDaniel

Chemistry: Christy McDaniel

Communication: Christy McDaniel

Core: Alaina Bull

Economics: Justin Wadland

Environmental Science: Christy McDaniel

Environmental Sustainability: Christy McDaniel

Film Studies: Alaina Bull

Gender Studies: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman

General Education: Alaina Bull

Geosciences: Serin Anderson

Global Honors: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman

History: Erika Bailey

Latino/a and Latin American Studies: Christy McDaniel

Law: Justin Wadland

Literature: Alaina Bull

Mathematics: Christy McDaniel

Non-Profit Studies: Megan Watson

Philosophy: Justin Wadland

Physics: Christy McDaniel

Political Science: Justin Wadland

Psychology: Marisa Petrich

Religion: Justin Wadland

Sociology: Marisa Petrich

Women Studies: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman

Writing Instruction: Alaina Bull

Chat with a librarian

Get answers to your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The service is staffed by UW Librarians during business hours, and by academic librarians from around the world weekends and evenings.  We locally review all transcripts and follow up with additional information if needed.