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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Library Science Program

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CWU Library
James E. Brooks Library, room 206
Mail Stop 7548
Fax 509-963-3684
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Administration, Deans and Chair
Rebecca Lubas, MLIS, MA English; dean of libaries
Sydney Thompson, MLIS, MA Sociology; associate dean of libaries
Elizabeth Brown, MLIS; instruction coordinator; department chair

Ping Fu, MLIS, MS computer science, MA East Asian studies; head of library technology services
Julia Stringfellow, MLIS, MA American history; head of archives

Associate Professors
Elizabeth Brown, MLIS; instruction coordinator
Maureen Rust, MLIS; student engagement and community outreach
Maura Valentino, MLA; scholarly communication and head of digital initiatives

Assistant Professors
Erin Sulla, MLIS; instruction and research services
Wendy Spacek, MLS, MFA creative writing; instruction and research services
Lauren Wittek, MLIS; user experience and assessment

Senior Lecturer
Maurice (Marty) Blackson, MA special education; archives

Bridgette Flamenco, MLIS; instruction and research services

Program Information
At all times, students at Central have access to the library’s 1.3 million books, films, government documents, and maps in print, microfiche, microfilm, and online electronic formats. The main library and two branch libraries at the University Centers at Des Moines and Lynnwood maintain subscriptions to over 20,000 newspapers, magazines, and journals in print and online full-text electronic formats, as well as audio recordings in CD, LP, and cassette formats and videos in DVD and VHS formats. The libraries participate in the resource-sharing service with the Orbis Cascade Alliance that provides our students with access to more than 25 million information items. The libraries’ OneSearch make this available to students from any networked computer, whether on or off campus.

Program Outcomes
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Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: or by contacting the department directly.


    Certificate BMinor


      Library Science (LIS)

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