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Faculty 411

A guide to library services that support faculty at Cal Maritime

Library Services for Faculty


Liaison librarians can partner with faculty to support student learning by:

  • Visiting your class to guide students. Faculty librarians provide interactive, hands-on instruction on research strategy, database navigation, website evaluation, source citation, and otherwise finding and using library and open web resources appropriate to your assignment. 
  • Creating online course guides with a customized, discipline-specific set of resources tailored to your assignments.
  • Reviewing your assignment and suggesting appropriate ways to develop information fluency outcomes, incorporate library research, guide students in the use of library and open web resources, and assess how well our resources will fit your assignment

One-on-One Collaboration

Have a question or need help with your own research? You can always stop by the library to ask in person, but you can also e-mail us, call us, or request a one-on-one research consultation. Schedule an Appointment

Collection Development

Liaison librarians are responsible for developing and maintaining collections related to their assigned disciplines. If you'd like us to purchase a book, DVD, or other item for the collection, please let us know.


High demand course materials can be placed on Reserve at the library. Please see our Reserve Policy or email the Library  for more information.   

Request Instruction

Please send an email to your Liaison Librarian with the following information.

  • Course name and number
  • Number of students and class location
  • Preferred dates & times
  • Description and timeline for research-related assignment
  • Topics you would like us to cover

Please include a copy of the assignment prompt you have given your students.

Department Liaisons

The Cal Maritime library has designated specific librarians as liaisons to each department.

Amber Janssen is the liaison to the School of Engineering:

  • Facilities Engineering Technology and Marine Engineering Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering

Kitty Luce is the liaison to the School of Marine Transportation, Logistics & Management, as well as the graduate program in Transportation & Engineering Management:

  • International Business and Logistics

  • Marine Transportation

  • Naval Science

  • Transportation and Engineering Management

Laurie Borchard is the liaison to the School of Letters & Sciences:

  • Culture and Communication

  • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs

  • Sciences and Mathematics 

Past Faculty Development Workshops

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