What is the Personal Librarian program?
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:
- Aspen, Bidwell, Bragdon: Megan Watson
- Chittich, Griffin, McKinley, Woodbridge: David Isaak
- Naito: Robin Ford
- Sullivan: Angie Beiriger
- Trillium Floors 1 & 2: Maria Cunningham
- Trillium Floor 3: Sarah Bavier
- Trillium Floor 4: Angeline Schoonover
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.