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What can your librarian do for you? – University of Reading

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What can your librarian do for you?

Students

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your main point of contact with the Library - there is one for every subject offered at Reading. They can help you make effective use of the huge range of resources the Library has to offer in support of your studies by:

  • showing you how to use information resources effectively - your librarian can offer training sessions for your School/Department and online Library guides for your subject
  • show you how to save time by making the most of all Library services
  • give you individual help with research - your librarian can offer in depth help in finding information including identifying the most relevant e-resources for you to use  

Staff

Your Academic Liaison Librarian can:

  • Run training sessions for your students - contact your librarian to arrange Library induction or more advanced training, such as searching databases or using EndNote, for your students
  • Help make sure your recommended books are in the Library - support you in using the online system to create reading lists for your modules and supply the readings required by your students
  • Help with your research questions - giving advice on sources of information and using them
  • Attend staff/student committees to discuss any issues relating to the Library

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