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Amandajean Nolte: Information Literacy Librarian

Your place for up to date news about Vogel Library and your discipline-specific needs.

What is a liaison?

The language we use to describe a relationship, informs how the people in the relationship come to the table and interact with each other. My official role at Wartburg College is as an Information Literacy Librarian and one of my primary responsibilities is as a liaison to my assigned departments and programs. But what does that mean to you as a faculty member serving and the students earning degrees from those very same departments and programs? To me, it means you have a partner in your facilitation of teaching, and the students have another person committed to their learning process.

My goal as I step into my second year in this position is to 

  • deepen the relationships I have been forming in my discipline areas
  • continue to create information literacy informed by the research process and its role in inquiry-based learning
  • continue to place information literacy into the most meaningful places and spaces for each individual discipline and program with which I partner

I am always up for a cup of coffee and a chat. I'd love to meet with each of you to hear about your own research interests as well as the trends you see with our students. 

Consider adding me to your syllabus

The way I see it, you and I have a mutually beneficial relationship, that if fostered, can help Wartburg make good on its promise of creating well-educated students and citizens. By including Vogel Library and my services in your syllabus, you set the groundwork for the students to trust me and come to me when they are struggling with their information needs.

Some resources you might want to include:

  • my contact information and office hours
  • a link to your subject-specific LibGuide
  • a link to the library homepage in general

For example: Each department has a designated librarian to support your research needs. Amandajean Freking Nolte is our liaison librarian for Journalism and Communication (* Her email is, and her office is located at 210 Vogel Library (across from the public printer and second-floor display table). You are encouraged to stop by her office or engage her in conversation if you see her around campus! If you prefer to make an appointment, go to her calendar. For more information on hours and librarians, visit Vogel Library's website.

*You can find the link to your subject guides at, or you can always check with me.

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