Provides private, personalized and uninterrupted research assistance for 30 minutes, including plans for next steps in research to foster independent learning.
Learn more on the Meet with a Librarian webpage on the Library website.
To obtain a private, personalized and uninterrupted 30 minute research help session.
Help may include:
Students should leave the session with a plan for next steps to continue their research. As well as to all options for follow-up or future research help.
Patrons can self-schedule a research appointment using the online scheduler and completing the form. The link to the online scheduler can be found on the “Meet with a Librarian” webpage. It is also listed under the Ask A Librarian Help options.
Schedule 24hrs in advance
Upload a copy of the assignment or note information about topics
Provide contact information
Patrons will receive an automatic reply to their request that contains:
Dates and time for the appointment
WebEx Meeting link
Patrons will receive a reminder email 24hrs in advance of the scheduled appointment.
When a patron schedules an appointment, the librarian will receive a notification email.
Add scheduled appointments to Outlook Calendars
Prepare for the appointment by reviewing the form and any uploaded documents.
Consider potential resources and tools that could be shared with the patron.
Arrive a few minutes early in the WebEx room. Wait at least 10 minutes for the student to show-up.
Discuss with the patron their research needs though a brief reference interview and give an overview of the appointment and outcomes.
Ask if the patron would like to share their screen or if they would rather have the librarian share their screen in WebEx.
Recap at the end of the session and discuss next steps.
Remind students how to get additional help.
Record if the patron showed up by selecting the radio button in your LibCal Appointments page.
Send follow-up emails if necessary.