Last Updated: 11 January, 2021 | Provide Feedback
Subject librarians can be an excellent resource to you during the research process. Below is a template for how to email your subject librarian to schedule a meeting. Click HERE to view the list of our subject librarians and their disciplines.
Emailing Your Subject Librarian
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Meeting With Your Subject Librarian
Before the meeting:
- Check available resources to answer your question: review your class syllabus and ask your peers or professor to ensure you understand the assignment to the best of your ability.
- Prepare your questions ahead of time: jot down specific topics and questions you want to discuss in the meeting. Bring the list with you to the meeting.
- Be flexible: you may not get to everything you want to discuss in one meeting, so prioritize your concerns.
During the meeting:
- Come prepared: bring notes, relevant materials (assignment description, outlines, drafts), your list of questions, and your preferred note-taking method.
- Make the most of the meeting: be honest about what previous knowledge you have and what you have already tried. Start with your most important questions and concerns.
- Remember to be respectful and professional: use the correct prefixes, arrive on time, and thank your librarian for their help.
After your meeting:
- Put it into action: use the tips from your meeting and apply it to your research. Access other campus resources to help you complete the assignment (professors/TA's, the Writing Center, Library Subject Guides, etc.).
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