What can your Residence Hall Librarian do for you?

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting resources and programs, like study breaks and extended Library hours during exam weeks
  • Answer your questions about Library services, like borrowing technology, citing sources, and requesting materials from other libraries
  • Assist you with your research assignments by helping you identify the best sources and formulate search strategies
  • Connect you with library specialists across all subject areas
  • Support you even when you’re not on campus—for example if you’re on break
  • Help you when you don’t know where to start or can’t think of what to do next!

Danette Pachtner

Danette Pachtner

Librarian for Film, Video, & Digital Media and Women's Studies

Lilly Library

E-mail: danette.p@duke.edu
Office: 108 Lilly Library
Phone: 919.660.5886
Mailbox: Box 90725 Durham, NC 27708-0175


Danette Pachtner is Duke University Libraries' Librarian for Film, Video & Digital Media and Women's Studies. She's based in Lilly Library on East Campus, so come by and introduce yourself. If there's a movie you'd like to see added to the collection, just let her know. Danette recently returned from a six-month stay in China working at Duke Kunshan University.

Danette is a native of San Francisco, California. She graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, with a B.A. in Russian Language & Literature and Theatre Studies. She earned her Masters of Library Science degree from UCLA. She now lives near campus in a lovely house in the Duke Forest with her husband, Jeff, daughter, Cora, and two naughty Bengal cats, Genghis and Gustav.