Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Make a date with a librarian!

This time of year, research really begins to heat up. For anyone who is feeling discouraged or has been searching everywhere and can’t find the information needed for a project, a Research Appointment with a librarian can be very helpful.

Scheduling an appointment is easy – all you have to do is fill out a form on our website and submit your request (go to http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/services/forms/rpc_request.dot). On the form, tell us about your project and what you have accomplished so far. We will contact you to schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you. Usually, we need at least 48 hours advanced noticed. Not that we like keeping you waiting, but we need time to prepare so we can provide you with the best possible service! Depending on the complexity of your research question and your experience, the meeting might last from 15-60 minutes.

Of course, if you’re also welcome to drop by the reference desk, e-mail us, or chat with a librarian using your instant messenger account. We even offer 24/7 help through AskHerePA, a service that allows you to get help from librarians in other parts of the country when we’re not available (yes, even at 2:00 a.m.!)

To learn more about Research Appointments and other ways that you can get help research help, click on the orange Ask a Librarian button on the library homepage.

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