About the Librarian Consultation Service

image of typingOne-on-one consultations can be scheduled to provide assistance that is focused on your specific topic or question. 

Who can use this service:

Any enrolled student or faculty member, with priority given to students.

What to expect:

A scheduled phone call appointment with a librarian. Calls last approximately 20-25 minutes, but can vary depending on the topic and questions. 

What can you talk about with a librarian?  A librarian can...

  • Recommend relevant sources, from databases to grey literature.
  • Review your search strategy and suggest improvements.
  • Teach you strategies for identifying search terms.
  • Show you how advanced search features of databases work.
  • Help with locating specific citations.
  • Assist you in finding the best resources!

Scheduling an appointment:

It's easy to schedule an appointment!  Simply click the "Schedule an Appointment" button to start.

Library Staff

Laura Marek, Reference Librarian

Laura Marek

Laura earned her BA in History from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI.  She has worked in public, academic, special and medical libraries.  She earned her MLIS at San Jose State University through their online program.  Outside of libraries, she had been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan and Armenia.  A favorite quote of Laura's sums her up best: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." ~Helen Keller

Laurie Bastien, Reference Librarian

Laurie earned her BA in English from the University of Lowell, MA, and her teaching certificate from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA. She worked as an ILL/document delivery clerk at the Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park, KS, before earning her MLIS from the University of South Carolina. While working toward her library degree, Laurie taught sophomore and junior English classes. Her favorite book to teach was To Kill a Mockingbird. She has been working for the university for more than five years. 

Matt Stevons, Director of Library Services

Matt is responsible for the administration and development of online services and electronic resources. He has been a librarian since graduating from Indiana University in late 2007 with a Master of Library Science and joined the university in February 2011. You can contact him here.

Book a Research Appointment

Schedule an appointment with a librarian to discuss your research questions via phone.

E-Mail Us

Don't want to schedule an appointment? You can still send us your question and we'll respond to you by email!



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