What is the Personal Librarian program?

Mugsy in a mask 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?

You can find your personal librarian alphabetically by your last name. Check the list below to get in touch with your personal librarian.

Personal Librarian Assignments
Your Last Name Your Personal Librarian
A-B Maria Cunningham
C-F Laura Buchholz
G-K Angie Beiriger
L-N Sarah Bavier
O-R Ann Matsushima Chiu
S-T Mahria Lebow
U-Z Robin Ford

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

Contact the library’s subject specialist for your subject area or major.