Cline Research/Teaching Support
Making Personal Connections with Library Resource Specialists
Oftentimes students think of the library as simply a physical entity. It’s just a warm place on a snowy day with comfortable chairs, a place to check-out laptops, or an access point for the key online databases in a particular discipline area that students come to expect from an academic library. The Cline Library offers much more than just these library basics. Our library personnel are a valuable resource, and we believe they are one of the things that make us different from other universities. The services listed below support graduate students’ studies, teaching, and research needs.
For the Graduate Student
For specialized research, one of the library’s resource specialists can offer research support in a particular area. These librarians are skilled researchers who stay current with new and changing information opportunities within your disciplines. We can help graduate students find reputable sources and save valuable time.
For personalized research consultations, resource specialists with experience within a specific discipline can meet in person or online, individually or as a group, to collaboratively assist students in systematically investigating, collecting, and evaluating the information needed to be successful.
Librarians can assist in:
For the Teaching Assistant or Teacher
The Cline Library’s librarians offer a variety of teaching and classroom support opportunities.
These support opportunities include:
As a Researcher and Scholar
The academic professional course-support librarians (resource specialists) are experienced and knowledgeable in course-specific areas, with many of them having advanced degrees as well as skills in presenting and publishing.
They can help the graduate researcher and scholar to:
The Cline Library offers these valuable graduate student resources to students by helping to establish connections to best assure graduate success. There are many ways to get assistance, such as e-mailing our online Ask a Librarian service or visiting us in person at the library's front desk. Resource specialist librarians can be contacted directly by e-mail at:
—Kevin Ketchner, Librarian, Cline Library