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Services for Faculty

Meet your librarians and learn how they can help you

What can your librarian do for you?

Your liaison librarian can assist you with:
  • Instructing your students in the development of research and information literacy skills including, but not limited to, in-class active learning activities, appropriate assignments to encourage and assess research skills, and presentations on resources unique to your discipline.
  • Finding e-books and online articles for your online courses and implementing access. 
  • Modules covering research and library use which can be embedded in your online courses to support distance learners.
  • The development of a Subject Guide with resources specifically designed to support your course or program.
  • Locating resources for your personal research projects.
  • Locating appropriate journals and publisher contact information for submitting your professional articles.
  • Collection management (of books, journals, and other media) for library to support the university's curriculum.
  • Copyright resources to answer your questions.

Meet the NNU Librarians

Liaison Librarians to Departments

Librarians at NNU have faculty status and are part of the academic instructional team.  Responsibilities for collaboration with various disciplines are divided as follows:

Librarian Liaison Areas

Amy Rice


* Ask for me at the Learning Commons Service Desk
* Schedule an appointment
* Send me a message
* Call me: 208-467-8609


Biology & Chemistry



Math & Computer Science

Physics & Engineering

Theology & Christian Ministries

Rodney Birch


* Email me
Schedule an appointment
Send me a message
* Call me: 208-467-8606



History & Political Science


Language, Literature & Cultural Studies


Sheryll Hampton


* Office: Learning Commons Room 255A
Schedule an appointment
Send me a message
* Call me: 208-467-8357


Art & Music

Counselor Education

Military Science

Psychology, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Social Work


Library Instruction

  • Library faculty are available to teach class sessions for students, faculty, and staff on the research process, specific databases, or orientations to the physical building and collections.
  • They can assist faculty in developing assignments and learning experiences that will enable students to reach learning objectives.
  • Librarians regularly teach introductory strategies for research and resources to students in English 1030 (Freshman/Sophomore Composition) and some Cornerstone classes. However, sessions on more sophisticated and specialized information strategies in subject-specific areas are encouraged.