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Library Instruction: Request a Personal Librarian

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request or find my Personal Librarian?

To sign up for a Personal Librarian, please complete the form at this link

If you’ve been assigned a personal librarian but don’t remember who it is, just fill out the form again and we will have your personal librarian email you.

How quickly will my Personal Librarian respond to my email?

Personal Librarians will respond within two business days.  If you need immediate help, please stop by or call the Reference Desk in Walsh Library, or use our Ask A Librarian service.

What is a Personal Librarian?

The Personal Librarian Program is a program for students enrolled at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus.

When you sign up for a Personal Librarian, you will be matched with a Reference Librarian at the Walsh Library at Rose Hill. That librarian can serve as a friendly face for you when you need help in the library. Your Personal Librarian can provide reference assistance and help with research strategies, and can also point you in the right direction if you have questions about other aspects of the library.

Your Personal Librarian is your personal library contact throughout your time at Fordham, but you aren't limited to your assigned librarian--you can always ask for help from any Fordham librarian!

How can my Personal Librarian help me?

Your Personal Librarian wants to get to know you to:

  • Assess what you know about libraries, and prepare you for college-level research
  • Help you develop search strategies to locate sources for your research
  • Provide answers to your questions about how the library works
  • Refer you to the right person when you have a library-related question
  • Show you how to make your searches effective
  • Point you to trusted resources for information and citation
  • Remind you to check the library for class readings  
  • Help you get the full-text of the books, articles, and journals you need

Your Personal Librarian does not:

  • Do your research for you
  • Make copies or print documents for you

Reference & Instruction Department

Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries

Walsh Library  ♦  Rose Hill Campus  ♦  718-817-3586   
Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6050   
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3061   ♦   text 71-TXTX-1284