The EMC is staffed by one full-time professional librarian and two part-time student employees.
Several Polk Library staff members contribute to the maintenance and efficient running of the EMC. The Acquisitions Department in the library processes all books and library materials added to the EMC (and Main) Collection. This includes ordering books from book vendors; cataloging and labeling the books; and entering data into the library's catalog system for easy access by students, university faculty and staff. The Circulation Department is responsible for loaning EMC materials and receiving them when they're returned. It also is responsible for teaching shelving skills to EMC student workers and overseeing shelving accuracy. In addition, library administration has been responsive to the budgetary needs of the EMC. A number of librarians provide reference help to COEHS students; individualized research assistance; and library instruction to COEHS classes.