Reference Dept.

General research help

The Reference Desk is located in the center of the first floor of Lane Library. Reference librarians are available seven days a week to assist with finding and retrieving information needed for academic work. Services are available to Armstrong students, faculty and staff, and to the general public. Reference assistance is on a first come, first served basis and is available 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

Liaison librarian for your department

Each academic department at Armstrong has a librarian liaison who works to provide reference and instruction services specific to your discipline. Find your liaison library and her contact information here:

Research consultations for individuals

Faculty and students with a declared major are encouraged to contact the liaison librarian for their department with any library or research related questions or concerns. Your librarian can schedule an individualized research consultation to work with you privately and at your convenience. Whether you are re-orienting yourself to a college library or working on a major research project, time spent with a reference librarian is guaranteed to save you hours and effort in the long run.

Library instruction targeted to class projects

Instruction sessions designed for any stage of the research process can make a big difference to students working on papers or projects. Contact your librarian liaison whenever you plan or implement an assignment involving library research. In addition to in-class instruction librarians create online guides with resources relevant to your assignments and video tutorials for just-in-time review of essential strategies.

Workshops on databases and topics for interested faculty

Lane Librarians are the friends you can turn to when you need to polish your research abilities. The world of information is changing rapidly and the skills and strategies that worked well a couple of years ago may be out-of-date today. Talk to a librarian about what is new and useful and may warrant a refresher session for you or your group.

Reference & Instruction Librarians

Judith Garrison, Head of Reference & Instruction

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

Lauren McMillan, Reference & Instruction librarian

Vivian Bynoe, Reference & Instruction librarian