The Liaison Program at the GRU Libraries

let's collaborate“there’s too much to do and not enough time / response: let’s collaborate” by Ron Mader | CC by 2.0

by Thomas Weeks

What is the Liaison Program?

The GRU Libraries Liaison Program is designed to foster communication between the University Libraries and their users across the University community regarding Libraries’ resources and services. The program pairs various academic and clinical units with a faculty librarian who serves as the primary point of contact for the University Libraries and the services they offer to the GRU community.

What does a liaison do?

The duties of a library liaison can vary depending on the needs of his or her department. Generally, liaisons provide support in the areas of collection development, research, and education services. This can include everything from teaching instruction classes and providing research consultations to attending departmental faculty meetings and collaborating on research projects with faculty in his or her departments.

What is an “embedded librarian”?

Embedded librarianship is an important part of the Liaison Program at Greenblatt Library. In this service model, librarians are incorporated as active participants at the college level. These librarians have office hours in their colleges and are active participants in teaching, research, grant writing, and other services.

Wondering who works with what department? See the charts below for Greenblatt and Reese Libraries. Note that areas are subject to change as new faculty librarians are added.

Greenblatt Library

Department Liaison
College of Allied Health Sciences
UGA-PharmD program
Peter Shipman (interim)
College of Dental Medicine
Dental Research Center, Dentistry, Oral Biology & Maxillary Pathology
Peter Shipman
College of Nursing
Center for Nursing Research
Vicki Burchfield
Medical College of Georgia

1st and 2nd Year

Kathy Davies

3rd and 4th Year

Lindsay Blake
The Graduate School Kim Mears

Non-Degree Units

Academic Affairs
Diversity and Inclusion, Enrollment Management, Institutional Effectiveness, Student Services and Development
Kathy Davies
Area Health Education Centers Network (AHEC) Darra Ballance
Cancer Center
Center for Molecular Chaperone/Radiobiology and Cancer Virology, Immunotherapy Center
Peter Shipman
Georgia Correctional Health Care Sandra Bandy
Georgia Regents Health System
Hospital, Clinics, Children’s Medical Center, Center for Patient and Family Centered Care, Child Health Discovery Institute, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Lindsay Blake
Institute of Public and Preventative Health Darra Ballance
Alzheimer’s Research Center, Brain & Behavior Institute, Cardiovascular Discovery Institute, Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Diabetes & Obesity Discovery Institute, Human Research Protection, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Institute of Regenerative & Reparative Health, Laboratory Animal Services, Neuroscience Center, Vascular Biology Center, Vision Discovery Institute
Darra Ballance
Senior Administration
Deans, Legal Affairs, Provost, Vice Presidents, University Advancement
Dr. Brenda Seago
Technology Transfer
GRU Business Incubator, Life Sciences Innovation Center
Dr. Brenda Seago


Reese Library

Department Liaison
College of Education

Counselor Education, Leadership & Research

Fay Verburg

Educational Innovation (Ed.D.)

Thomas Weeks

Teacher Education

Erin Prentiss

Kinesiology & Health Science

Rod Bustos
College of Science and Mathematics
Biology Melissa Johnson

Chemistry and Physics

Melissa Johnson


Melissa Johnson

Psychological Sciences

Fay Verburg
James M. Hull College of Business Rod Bustos
Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Thomas Weeks


Fay Verburg

English and Foreign Languages

Melissa Johnson

History, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Carol Waggoner-Angleton


Melissa Johnson


Carol Waggoner-Angleton

Political Science and Public Administration

Thomas Weeks

Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work

Erin Prentiss

Women’s and Gender Studies

Melissa Johnson

Non-Degree Units

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Erin Prentiss
Cyber Institute Rod Bustos
First Year Experience Fay Verburg
Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home Carol Waggoner-Angleton
Military Affairs Carol Waggoner-Angleton
Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence Fay Verburg
ROTC Carol Waggoner-Angleton