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Library Services for Distance Students: Personal Help

Services and Resources provided to our online students at Asbury University.

Personal Librarian

What is a Personal Librarian?

The Personal Librarian (PL) Program at Kinlaw Library matches all distance students with their own Personal Librarian. Your Personal Librarian serves as your point of contact for Kinlaw Library. All PLs are dedicated to helping students be successful. While we hold different positions in Kinlaw Library, all of us work frequently with Asbury students and faculty.

Think of your PL as your library advisor – someone who will help you build the skills to successfully navigate your academic path during your years at Asbury.  How much or how little you choose to make use of your PL is up to you – your PL is here to help you.

Your Personal Librarian will help you:

  • Find information, identify the best sources, and understand citations
  • Get started with a paper or project; if we don’t know the answer, we’ll find someone who does
  • Stay informed about new resources or reminders about changes in library hours
  • When you’re away from campus via email or chat

We can also answer your questions (big or small) about the library:

  • How can I find articles for a research paper?
  • How do I get an article or book that the library doesn’t have?
  • How do I know if Kinlaw Library has a book or DVD that I need?
  • How do I find books/articles/DVDs that are on reserve for my class?
  • One of the greatest resources on campus!
  • My PL answered every question I ever asked; introduced me to so many resources in the library!
  • She helped me learn how to do research.
  • I think it's underappreciated because it's such a great resource and people don't realize that!
  • "I love the idea of having a personal librarian. She really helped me with my 20 page paper when I had no idea where to start with sources."
  • I found it super helpful and plan on using it in the future. Thanks for the help!
  • I think having the option there is a great idea, and the online resource where you can chat with a librarian at any time. It was very helpful when I was writing some papers!

We'd love to help you with everything, but we can suggest better resources for:

Ways to Get Help



Chat with us online:





Submit a reference question and receive a reply by email.



Call our main library desk:  859-858-3511 x2265


In Person

Check for available librarians at our main library desk. Need to meet at a specific time? Call or email for an appointment!



See our frequently asked questions to see if your question has been answered.


Book A Librarian

Meet with a professional librarian who can offer assistance tailored to your research needs.  To set up a time convenient to you, please fill out this form:  Book A Librarian

Distance Services Librarian

Beth Groves's picture
Beth Groves
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390