Subject Liaisons

Each U of I College has a librarian assigned as a subject liaison. Find your liaison using the table below, or click on the topics to learn more about what library liaisons can do for you.

Liaisons teach subject-specific classroom sessions at the request of faculty. Most incoming first-year students receive some library instruction through English 102, but these sessions cannot cover all the subject databases and other resources they may need for research over the next several years. Instruction sessions with liaisons are invaluable for high-quality student research.

They also conduct one-on-one research sessions with students for specific subjects or assignments through the Research Assistance Program.

Liaisons work with faculty to create research assignments that maximize students acquisition of research skills.

Liaisons select and purchase books, multimedia materials and other items for the library in their assigned subject areas. To request that the library purchase materials, send requests directly to the appropriate subject liaisons listed below or use the online resource purchase request form.

Find your Liaison

Agricultural and Life Sciences

Agricultural & Extension Education; Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology; Animal & Veterinary Science; Entomology; Plant Pathology & Nematology; Family & Consumer Sciences; Plant Sciences; Food Science; Soil & Water Systems; Water Resources Graduate Program; UI Extension

Hanwen Dong
(208) 885-2515

Art and Architecture

Architecture & Interior Design; Art & Design; Landscape Architecture; Virtual Technology & Design

Kristin Henrich
(208) 885-6514

Business and Economics

Accounting; Business; Economics

Samantha Thompson-Franklin
(208) 885-2531

CLASS (Humanities)

English; History; Modern Languages & Cultures; Philosophy; Theatre Arts; Music

Rochelle Smith
(208) 885-7850

CLASS (Social Sciences)

Journalism & Mass Media; International Studies; Political Science & Public Affairs Research; Psychology & Communication Studies; Sociology & Anthropology

Jylisa Kenyon
(208) 885-0959


Leadership & Counseling; Curriculum & Instruction; Movement Sciences

Marco Seiferle-Valencia


Biological Engineering; Chemical & Materials Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering

Evan Williamson

Natural Resources

Environmental Science Program; Fish & Wildlife Sciences; Forest, Rangeland & Fire Sciences; Natural Resources & Society

Jeremy Kenyon
(208) 885-7955


Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Geography; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Statistics

Jeremy Kenyon
(208) 885-7955

WWAMI Medical Education

WWAMI; Pre-Health; Medical Sciences

Diane Prorak
(208) 885-2508