Subject Librarians at Washington University Libraries strive to be attuned to the research needs of all Washington University programs and departments.
These are just some of the services your subject librarians can provide.
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.
Serve as liaison to faculty, students, and the community beyond Washington University. Identify, meet, and facilitate ongoing communication about users’ resource and service needs.
Develop, maintain, and manage distinct collections. 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.
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.
Inform and educate our community about scholarly communications, including open-access publishing, public access practices, and options for publishing and sharing research.
If you have any questions about Subject Librarians or subjects not listed here, please reach out to the Head of the Humanities, Social Science, and Area Studies Resource Group Christie Peters; the Head of the Science, Technology, and Engineering Resource Group Lauren Todd; or to Head of the Distributed & Departmental Libraries Rina Vecchiola.
Researchers may also contact Research and Reference Coordinator Kris Helbling with any questions.