Since 2010, the Personal Librarian Program has helped raise awareness about the Libraries and increase individualized support to new undergraduates. In the program, incoming freshmen are matched with a member of the library staff who serves as a student's personal guide to library resources and services. Personal Librarians (PLs) help students:
Navigate the academic library environment
Get started with using research tools
Connect with the right person for help
Learn about new library resources, services, and events
Examples of ways PLs help new students [Slideshare]
Personal librarians answer frequently asked questions about library research tools. However, there are many ways the library helps students get started with research and develop into successful researchers.
- Liaison Librarians : subject experts assigned to the different schools and colleges, available for research consultations in person, over the phone, through email or via IM/chat
- Research Guides : online resources that provide useful suggestions for search tools and sources by research area
- Online Tutorials : learning materials on a variety of topics including the steps in the research process and tips on using specific research tools
- Workshops : instructional sessions offered each quarter on how to use different databases and other research and bibliographic management tools
For more information, visit the Get Help section of the Libraries website.
Student Support Services
- Writing Center
- Information Resources and Technology (IRT)
- Center for Academic Success (study skills)
- Stenbright Career Development Center
- Drexel Learning Center (tutoring)
Personal Librarian Finder
Personal librarians send an introductory email to their students at the start of the fall quarter. However, at any time during the first year, a student may look up his or her personal librarian by using the My Personal Librarian Finder, an online database available through the library's website.
Content Editor: Nancy Bellafante
Last Updated: 10/31/2012