Reference Dept.

The Reference Department is located towards the rear of the first floor of Lane library, adjacent to GALILEO terminals and the Reference Collection. Services are available to Armstrong students, faculty and staff, and to the general public on a limited basis. Reference Services have slightly shorter hours than the library. Services include:

Individual assistance by professional librarians during most hours that the library is open.

Reference Desk Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM -- 9:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM -- 5:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM -- 6:00 PM
Sun. 2:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Library instruction sessions to demonstrate databases and other resources available for class assignments or particular topics. Faculty members should contact the Reference Department at least one week in advance to schedule a session for their classes: 344-3026, or email: Ask A Librarian.

Individualized research consultations for extensive help and guidance beyond what can usually be provided at the Reference Desk. Research consultations usually require some preparation, so interested students should schedule appointments in advance 344-3026, or email: Ask A Librarian.

Workshops on particular databases and topics for interested faculty.

Subject-related handouts and online Subject Guides.

E-mail reference service (Ask A Librarian) accepts questions any time and provides most answers within 24 hours. This service works best when both the question and the answer are fairly straightforward.

Reference & Instruction librarians

Judith Garrison, Head Reference & Instruction librarian,

Caroline Hopkinson, Head of Archives & Special Collections,   Reference & Instruction librarian

Lauren McMillan, Reference & Instruction librarian,