Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians at Washington University Libraries strive to be attuned to the research needs of all Washington University programs and departments.

View a printable list of our Subject Librarians on our Fall 2022 Subject Librarian Handout (PDF).

Subject Librarians, A-Z

Find your subject librarian, organized by name.

Subject Librarians, by Subject

Find your subject librarian by subject or major.

Librarian Services

These are just some of the services your subject librarians can provide.

Research Services

Consult with faculty and students about their research needs. Advise and instruct them about the library tools and specialized services that meet those needs.

Teaching and Learning

Collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the libraries on delivering, planning, and assessing strategic and effective instruction and learning materials.

Outreach

Serve as liaison to faculty, students, and the community beyond Washington University. Identify, meet, and facilitate ongoing communication about users’ resource and service needs.

Collection Development

Develop, maintain, and manage distinct collections of greatest value to Washington University faculty and students. Support research and instruction by offering resources in relevant formats and languages.

Exhibitions and Events

Promote library services and collections to departments or programs. Assist in executing exhibitions and special events.

Research Data

Maintain a working knowledge of issues that arise during the research data lifecycle: conceptualization, analysis, visualization, management, sharing, and curation. Assist in identifying applicable tools.

Scholarly Communication

Inform and educate our community about scholarly communications, including open access publishing, public access practices, and options for publishing and sharing research.

Questions?

If you have any questions about Subject Librarians or subjects not listed here, please reach out to either Head of Humanities, Social Science, and Area Studies Resource Group Christie Peters or Interim Head of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Resource Group John Furlong.

Researchers may also contact Research and Reference Coordinator Kris Helbling with any questions.

  • Staff photo for Christie Peters.

    Contact

    Department
    Humanities, Social Science, and Area Studies Resource Group
    Name
    Christie Peters
    Job Title
    Head of Humanities, Social Science, and Area Studies Resource Group
    Phone Number
    (314) 935-2756
    Make Appointment
    Make an Appointment
  • Staff photo for John Furlong.

    Contact

    Department
    Research & Academic Collaboration
    Name
    John Furlong
    Job Title
    Associate University Librarian; Head of Science, Technology & Engineering Resource Group (Interim)
    Phone Number
    (314) 935-5400
  • Staff photo for Kris Helbling.

    Contact

    Department
    Humanities, Social Science, and Area Studies Resource Group
    Name
    Kristine Helbling
    Job Title
    English & American Literature Subject Librarian; Research & Reference Coordinator
    Phone Number
    (314) 935-7466
    Make Appointment
    Make an Appointment

Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly Washington University in St. Louis librarians.

Ask Us a Question

Not sure who to contact? Chat with library staff or send us an email for help.

Instruction Support

Collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the libraries on delivering, planning, and assessing strategic and effective instruction and learning materials.