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Subject Teams

What We Do

We are interdisciplinary teams of librarians working together to support research, writing, collections, and instruction.


Find us in the Studio!  We can help you...

  • Shape your ideas into an inquiry question
  • Access and search databases
  • Find quality sources
  • Incorporate sources into your writing
  • Learn strategies for reading academic texts
  • Develop strategies for revising your paper 
  • Track and cite sources


We can help you:

Engagement Calendar

Use this calendar to plan for library-related tasks, including when to submit course-related support requests, and when to expect the Libraries to ask for your feedback.

Library Engagement Calendar for Faculty and Staff

Unsure Who to Contact?

Covered colleges and departments are listed below each Team. 

Still not sure who can help?

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Social Sciences Team

Emily Spracklin

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Teaching & Learning Librarian; Subject Teams Coordinator
WL 275

Elizabeth Stephan

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Student Success Librarian

Sylvia Tag

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Children's & Young Adult Literature Librarian

College of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, Woodring (…and more)

  • Anthropology
  • College of Business & Economics
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Health & Human Development
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Woodring
  • Health & Community Studies / Woodring
    • Adult & Higher Education
    • Human Services
    • Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Nursing
  • First Year Experience Programs
  • Karen Morse Leadership Institute
  • Intensive English Programs
  • Canadian Studies

Jenny Oleen

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Scholarly Communications Librarian

College of Science & Engineering, College of the Environment, Psychology

  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Institute for Energy Studies
  • College of Science & Engineering
    • AMSEC
    • SMATE

Arts & Humanities Team

Jeff Purdue

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Teaching, Learning, & Media Librarian & Associate Professor
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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor
Special Collections Librarian and Associate Professor
Wilson Library 674

CFPA*, Humanities, Fairhaven

  • Art (Studio, History, Education)
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Theatre Arts
  • Center for East Asian Studies
  • Communication
  • English
  • History
  • Institute for Global Engagement
  • Journalism
  • Global Humanities & Religions
  • Modern & Classical Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Fairhaven College
    • American Cultural Studies
    • Center for Law, Diversity, and Justice
  • The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity


*CFPA does not include the Department of Music, as they are supported by the Music Library.

Area Specialists

What We Do

Have a general question around using specific sources or materials? Reach out to one of our Area Specialists to schedule a consultation and get it answered!

Scholarly Communications & Open Access

Need help with Scholarly Communications, or with accessing and using open access materials? Our area specialist would be happy to help!

Copyright Services

Confused about Copyright?  Contact us for a consultation!

Archives & Special Collections

Are you interested in using archival materials and rare books in your research or teaching? Contact us to learn about primary sources available at Western Libraries.