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Research & Instruction Department: Contact Us

Contact Info

By Text Message - Our Text a Librarian service provides a direct connection to librarians when you're on the go. Regular service hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Limited service may be available weekday evenings after 4:30 pm and on weekends, when staffing permits (pending questions may be answered on the next day of regular service).

By Phone - Please call (203) 392-5732 any time the Research & Information Desk is open for service. The librarian on duty will answer your call except when s/he is helping a patron. When no one is available to answer the phone, please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

By Email - Send a message to and we will respond as soon as possible. Email is good for quick, brief, factual responses. If your question is time-consuming, it is best to make an individual appointment with a librarian.

By Appointment - Subject librarians are available to provide uninterrupted one-on-one assistance. Use the One-on-One Instruction Form to request an appointment with any librarian. The email addresses and phone numbers of reference librarians are provided in the Who’s Who section below. You can link to the librarian of your choice to schedule an appointment. You may also call the Research & Information desk (392-5732) or contact describing your needs and we will find the right person to help you.

Who's Who in the Reference Department

Librarian Room Phone Email
Winnie Shyam, Head, Research & Instruction Department BU122G 392-5762
Lisa Bier,  Social Sciences Librarian BU122K 392-5131
June Cheng, Education Librarian BU122F 392-5738
Susan Clerc, Electronic Resources Coordinator BU122I 392-5735
Wendy Hardenberg, Instruction Coordinator BU122K 392-5734
Rebecca Hedreen, Distance Education/Science Librarian BU122H 392 -5753
Tina Re, Arts and Special Collections Librarian BU122O 392-5597
Diane Tomasko, Business Librarian BU122M 392-5749

You can use the One-on-One Instruction Form to request an appointment with any librarian

Subject Guide

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Research Librarian

You may also contact individual librarians via the One-on-one Instruction Request form.

Research & Information Desk
1st Floor, Buley Library
txt: (203) 490-0756