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SEL Academic Liaisons
Valerie Perry, Director -- Science & Engineering Library; Biology/ Chemistry Academic Liaison 218-4841
Susan K. Smith, Engineering and Earth & Environmental Science Librarian
Hi, I'm Valerie Perry, Director of the Science and Engineering Library/ Biology and Chemistry Academic Liaison.
In this role I support students and faculty in the College of Engineering and in the chemistry programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
If you are a student, I look forward to working with you on assignments, research or projects so please don’t hesitate to contact me for a consult. If you are teaching assistant or professor our STEM Team is always available for instructional sessions as well.
Hi! I'm Jennifer Horne, the Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian at the University of Kentucky. In this role I support the Gatton College of Business and Economics, the Martin School of Public Policy, and the Patterson College of Diplomacy. Prior to becoming an academic librarian, I worked as a public policy researcher for more than 20 years. Please email me at email@example.com or schedule an appointment for an in-person or Zoom meeting.
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