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What is the Residence Hall Librarian Program?

The Residence Hall Librarian Program is designed to introduce first-year students to services and collections available from the Duke University Libraries. Each East Campus dorm is matched with subject librarians who will work with students throughout their first year at Duke. The Residence Hall 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 Residence Hall Librarian is a first-year student's go-to person for any questions about the Libraries in general or about research needs in particular.

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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!