Instruction Librarians


Title Phone Number

Adrienne Alger

Assistant Professor, Online and Instructional Technology Librarian 406-243-4564
Barry Brown Professor, Science Librarian and Head, Access and Collection Services 406-243-6811
Jaci Wilkinson Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian 406-243-4558
Julie Biando Edwards Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Librarian (on sabbatical '17-'18 academic year) 406-243-4505
Kate Zoellner Associate Professor, Education and Human Sciences Librarian and Assessment Coordinator 406-243-4421
Kim Granath Professor, Public Health Librarian and Head, Information and Research Services 406-243-6017
Megan Stark Associate Professor, Undergraduate Services Librarian and Outreach Coordinator 406-243-2864

Susanne Caro

Associate Professor, Government Documents Librarian 406-243-4548

Donna McCrea

Professor, Archivist and Head, Archives and Special Collections 406-243-4403

Tammy Ravas

Associate Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Librarian, Media Coordinator 406-243-4402

Jill Howard

Assistant Visiting Professor 406-243-2856

Reference and Instruction Librarians

Reference and instruction librarians focus their professional expertise in three primary areas: reference, instruction, and collection development. Visit our Library Information Literacy Curriculum resources for more information on the ways we teach information literacy. If you teach an advanced writing course and are interested in co-teaching with a librarian, bringing your students to the library for a librarian-led session, or would like assistance developing a research assignment, fill out our teaching request form.  Students can request a research consultation individually or as a group at any time.

Reference and Research

Faculty librarians are knowledgeable about the nature of the research and scholarly communication. Working collaboratively within the Information & Research Services Division, librarians provide expertise in meeting the information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users. These responsibilities include:

  • Provide general reference assistance at the Information Center and via virtual reference
  • Communicate with faculty about library services that will assist in their research and instruction
  • Provide in-depth research and referred reference assistance through individual or group consultations
  • Maintain office hours and virtual contact hours in support of library reference and research services


Faculty librarians are knowledgeable about the nature of the teaching and research conducted by the academic units and of the changes in pedagogy within information literacy. Working collaboratively with the Information & Research Services Division's, librarians collaborate with teaching faculty to ensure that the information literacy curriculum is incorporated into academic programs. Our Information Literacy Curriculum focuses on:

  • First-year experience classes on the Mountain Campus and at Missoula College
  • Video tutorials that address the information literacy knowledge practices and dispositions that form our curriculum
  • A series of workshops designed to address information literacy knowledge practices
  • Individual and group research consultations
  • Research assistance at our reference desk, via phone, email and live chat

Collection Development

Librarians are responsible for a range of collection development activities associated with one or more subject areas. They develop and manage collections and provide access to information resources in support of the curricular and research missions of all colleges, schools,
and departments. As members of the Collection Development Group, they work collaboratively with the library's Bibliographic Management Services Division and the Access and Collection Services Division on collection development issues and projects. These responsibilities include:

  • Provide oversight of purchase plan profiles and gift accounts
  • Review order requests for high-ticket materials not included in the purchase plans
  • Review and select electronic and web resources
  • Analyze resource use and collection strengths and weaknesses
  • Communicate with faculty about collections
  • Provide collection assessment for new program proposals and accreditation
  • Participate in consortial projects for developing shared collections
  • Pursue grants and funding opportunities to build collections
  • Identify potential digital projects and members of the campus community interested in collaborating on such projects relative to departmental publications and/or scholarship

Service Support Units

Service Unit Name Phone Number
Academic Enrichment [Intern Services, Career Services, Education Abroad, Office for Civic Engagement, National Student Exchange] Megan Stark 406-243-2864
ADSUM Teressa Keenan 406-243-4592
American Indian Student Services Julie Edwards 406-243-4505
Disability Services for Students Teressa Keenan 406-243-4592
Global Engagement Office Julie Edwards 406-243-4505
Global Leadership Initiative Megan Stark 406-243-2864
Graduate & Professional Student Association Kate Zoellner 406-243-4421
Graduate School Kate Zoellner 406-243-4421
Intercollegiate Athletics Megan Stark 406-243-2864
International Students and Scholars Julie Edwards 406-243-4505
School of Extended and Lifelong Learning (SELL) Adrienne Alger 406-243-4564
TRiO Teressa Keenan 406-243-4592
VETS Office Darrah Rogers 406-243-6736