Library

What is the Personal Librarian program?

Mugsy at the computer. Artwork by Amy Stewart '15

The Personal Librarian program is a service for first-year students. Incoming first-years are matched with a specific librarian who can help with any questions about the library, research, or collections. Think of a Personal Librarian as a "go-to" person in the library. 

How can my Personal Librarian help me?

Your personal librarian can assist with:

  • questions about library policies, procedures and services
  • locating books and articles in the library
  • finding information for your research assignments, including formulating your research question, identifying search strategies, and locating the best sources
  • Hum 110 papers and resources
  • helping when you don’t know where to start or can’t think of what to do next

How do I find my Personal Librarian?

Personal Librarians are designated for each first-year residence hall. 2019-20 first-years have the following assignments:

What if I'm not a first-year student?

For more advanced research help, you can contact the library’s subject specialist for your major: http://library.reed.edu/about/librarians.html.