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Reference Desk: Services

We introduce students, faculty, and staff to strategies of research. We inform them of resources available and teach them how to use them effectively.

Reference Services

Our mission is to support the library's mission by facilitating access to information through direct personal service to library patrons, and by supporting the University's instructional program through the provision of formal and informal library and bibliographic instruction. We introduce students, faculty, administration, and staff to strategies of research and resources available and teach them how to use them effectively.

Research Assistance

Guiding patrons to resources and ensuring the development of necessary patron skills to meet research needs.  Our Librarians answer factual questions, suggest research strategies, assist individual users with electronic and print resources, and offer individual consultations by appointment to discuss research needs or demonstrate an electronic searching resource.  Please contact us and let us help you with your information needs.

Library Instruction

Instructing classes, groups, and individuals in accessing and using research tools in order to develop life-long information seeking skills.  Fill out our form, letting us schedule a time to meet your needs.

Interlibrary Loan

Providing access to materials and resources located outside the Library.   Please fill out a form if you need materials.

Library Faculty

Amy Bessin, Doug Butler, Suzanne Gehring, Katrina Salley, Morgan Tracy, Jennifer Walz

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fridays   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturdays  2:00 pm - 10:00 pm