As of Monday, April 26, Trent University Library & Archives (TULA) will offer contact-less curbside pickup services for library materials to Trent students, staff, and faculty until the end of the stay-home order. During this time, there will be no access to Bata Library or the Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre. For full details, please see our page about Trent Library & Archives service during COVID-19.

Learning & Liaison Librarians


Located in Library Research Consultation Centre (BL 208), behind the living green wall of Bata Library.

Currently the LRCC is closed, until the campus is fully open, but we are actively working from home.

Who We Are

Each Academic Department at Trent has a Learning & Liaison Librarian assigned to represent it. There are four of us in total, and we work out of the Library Research Consultation Centre, at Bata Library.

Instructors or departments are invited to contact their L&L Librarian for:

  • General instructional services from the Library.
    • Exception: requests for instruction / assistance in MaDGIC or Archives should go directly to those departments.
    • Information on the types of instructional services offered is available on our Library Skills Instruction page.
    • Research assistance & group instruction.
    • Questions about library resources (physical and online), including course readings, and student/faculty access.
    • Advice or assistance with course assignments involving library research.

    Contact Us

    Email and your message will be directed to the appropriate contact and tracked to ensure you receive a quick response. Alternatively, use the list below to email your Learning & Liaison Librarian directly.

    Courses in Durham may contact Durham Library for anything specific to Durham branch library services, and your Learning & Liaison Librarian for questions about resources.

    NOTE: Jean Luyben is on Sabbatical January - June 2021.


    Ancient Greek & Roman Studies: Dwayne Collins

    Anthropology: Dwayne Collins

    Archaeology: Dwayne Collins

    Bachelor of Arts & Science: Dwayne Collins

    Biology: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Biomedical Science: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Business Administration: James Watson

    Canadian Studies: James Watson

    Chemistry: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Child & Youth Studies: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Communication & Critical Thinking: James Watson

    Computer Science / Computing Systems: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Criminology: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Cultural Studies: Dwayne Collins

    Ecological Restoration: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Economics: James Watson

    Education: James Watson

    English Literature: Dwayne Collins

    Environmental Science: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Forensic Science: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    French & Francophone Studies: James Watson

    Gender & Social Justice: Dwayne Collins

    Geography: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    History: James Watson

    Indigenous Environmental StudiesEllen Olsen-Lynch

    Indigenous Studies: James Watson

    International Development Studies: James Watson

    Journalism & Creative Writing: Dwayne Collins

    Kinesiology: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Mathematics: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Media Studies: Dwayne Collins

    Nursing: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Philosophy: James Watson

    Physics: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Policing & Community Well-Being: James Watson

    Political Studies: James Watson

    Psychology: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Social Work: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Sociology: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Water Sciences: Ellen Olsen-Lynch

    Other: Contact