What is the Personal Librarian Program?

The Personal Librarian Program is designed to introduce first-year students to services and collections available from the Duke University Libraries. Students are matched with subject librarians who will work with them throughout their first year at Duke. The Personal Librarian serves as an individual point of contact for the Libraries. He or she will contact students throughout the year to provide information about events of interest, new services, research databases and information tools.

The Personal Librarian is a first-year student's go-to person for any questions about the Libraries in general or about research needs in particular.

Lee Sorensen
Hannah Rozear
Kelley Lawton
Rachel Ariel
Sarah Griffin
Arianne Hartsell-Gundy
Carson Holloway
Greta Boers
Ira King
Danette Pachtner

What can your Personal Librarian do for you?

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting resources and programs
  • Answer your questions about Library services, like borrowing materials, 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!

Find your Personal Librarian

listed by your last name...