Kiefer Library

Library Liaisons


Your Library Liaison is a professional librarian who provides a single point of contact for your department’s information, research and library training needs. 

With primary responsibility for building an up-to-date collection of materials and resources, your Library Liaison seeks to maintain strong professional relationships with your department to ensure that the Kiefer Library collection supports your curriculum and reflects current scholarship in your field.


Instruction Public
Services Librarians

Paul Jackson
(970) 339-6618

Carol Satersmoen
(970) 339-6589

Ellen Willis
(970) 339-6347

Assistant Director Library and Technology
Susan Andersen
(970) 339-6503

Staff Specialist, Learning Commons
Mary Love

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Learning Commons
Mary Gabriel
(970) 339-6248

To schedule a Library Orientation, Information Session or Database Orientation for your class, submit this Request for Library Instruction form OR contact the library:
Phone: (970) 339-6458    

Please give at least 3-7 day advance notice from the desired date.


Ways Your Library Liaison Can Assist You

Library Orientations
(General or Subject Specific)
Include a library tour into your next class to introduce students to the library's print and electronic resources, and other services.

Database Orientations
(General or Subject Specific)
Primarily conducted in the classroom, students are introduced to the use of the library's online databases, including various search strategies, techniques, and tips.

Specialized Information Sessions
These sessions are customized to meet specific course needs which may include Internet research, evaluating web pages, online search strategies, in-depth use of the library's online databases, locating hard-to-find information online and specialized resources (e.g., LexisNexis, Findlaw, Medline).

Requests for Materials
Faculty members may request specific titles (print or electronic) for temporary use through Interlibrary Loan, or for permanent addition to the Kiefer Library collection.  Additionally, requests for media, electronic databases or other materials in support of the curriculum are welcomed throughout the year.
Creation of LibGuides
Your Library Liaison can create and curate a customized LibGuide – or online Content Management System – to support a program, a class or a classroom unit on virtually any topic!  If you have an idea for a class, but don’t know how to make it happen, chances are, a LibGuide is the answer.
Research Assistance
The Library Liaison may provide the department or individual faculty members with reviews of literature, bibliography creation and general research assistance in support of institutional or academic research.  Additionally, your department may initiate requests with your Liaison for relevant Library information needed in periodic academic program and accreditation reviews.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs (Effective January, 2016)



Carol Satersmoen

Aims Institute for Media Studies

  • Communication Media
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design and Rich Media
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Ellen Willis


  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Service Technology

Paul Jackson

Applied & Environmental Technologies

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Tech, CAD & GIS
  • Construction Management
  • Industrial Tech Oil and Gas Tech

Carol Satersmoen


Carol Satersmoen


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Technology

Paul Jackson

Continuing Education

Carol Satersmoen

Criminal Justice

Ellen Willis


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Professional Development for Teachers

Ellen Willis


Paul Jackson

Fire Science

Ellen Willis

Health and Human Services

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Med Prep
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Aid
  • Radiologic Tech
  • Surgical Tech
  • Phlebotomy

Ellen Willis


  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

Paul Jackson

Intensive English for Non-Native Speakers

Paul Jackson


Paul Jackson

Physical Education

Paul Jackson


Paul Jackson

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Carol Satersmoen


Paul Jackson


Paul Jackson

World Languages and Ethnic Studies

Paul Jackson