Owen Science and Engineering Library Employee Directory

Emily Cukier

Librarian II
Owen Science & Engineering Library

I am the subject librarian for the following subject areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Genetics & Cell Biology, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Plant Sciences, Natural Resource Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Zoology. This involves being a liaison with the faculty, students and researchers by providing instruction and reference.

Before coming to WSU, I have worked as a writer for the pharmaceutical trade publication BioCentury, and as a nonproprietary naming consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. My interests include biology/life sciences, chemistry, human health and pharmacotherapy, data librarianship, and research ethics.

Joel Cummings

Librarian III
Head of Collection Development & Collection Manager for the Sciences
Owen Science & Engineering Library #139

I administer and approve the collections budgets for the WSU Libraries. I license the Libraries electronic materials and Oversee serials cancellation and selection projects as necessary. I am the Chair of the Collections Management Working Group the oversight committee for collection development and Serve as the WSU Collection Development Representative to Library Consortia. I serve as the book and journal selector for almost all areas of Science, Engineering and Agriculture. I serve as chair of the Cataloging Advisory Working Group and as a member of the WSU Contracts Processing Committee.

R.J. Hart

Library & Archives Paraprofessional IV
Circulation, Owen Science & Engineering Library

My team and I manage the day to day operations of the Owen Science and Engineering Library.  This includes interlibrary loan and document delivery fulfillment, in-house information assistance, circulation, stack maintenance, and limited preservation and marking tasks.  Together, we provide and facilitate access to library collections and maintain the security and safety of the building.

Chelsea Leachman

Librarian II
Owen Science & Engineering Library

I am the subject librarian for the following subject areas: Biological Systems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. This involves being a liaison with the faculty, students and researchers by providing instruction and reference.

Library instruction is also a major aspect of my responsibilities. I teach information literacy classes in my liaison areas, English class sessions, and orientation sessions for new graduates in my liaison areas and other special constituencies.

David Luftig

Librarian II
Owen Science & Engineering Library

I am the liaison to agricultural sciences, animal sciences, crop and soil sciences, entomology, food science, horticulture, integrated plant sciences, plant pathology, viticulture and enology. Furthermore, I assist the Research and Extension Centers and WSU Extensions. I am also the interim liaison to physics.

I provide library instruction, research support, information literacy assistance, and many more services to researchers of all levels. I also work to preserve historic agriculture resources.