Reference

Reference

During service hours, you can call us, text us, chat with us online, or stop by the Reference Desk for assistance. Whether the library is open or closed, you may also email us your questions, or consult our research guides and video tutorials.

You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation with your subject librarian. Scroll down to find your subject specialist and request an appointment.

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Subject Librarians

A Subject Librarian is assigned to each subject area within the College of Art and Sciences, as well as to the College of Business and the College of Education. See the chart below to find your Subject Librarian.

Faculty members are encouraged to contact their liaisons for course-specific library instruction sessions, acquisition of new materials, and general research and reference assistance. Students are encouraged to contact their liaisons for assistance with research projects.

Subject Librarian Email Phone Number Request an Appointment Research Guide
Anthropology Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Anthropology Research Guide
Art and Art History Peter Catlin pcatlin@umw.edu 540-654-2438 Request an Appointment Art and Art History Research Guide
Biology Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Biology Research Guide
Business, College of Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Business Research Guide
Chemistry Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Chemistry Research Guide
Classics October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Classics Research Guide
Communication and Digital Studies October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Communication and Digital Studies Research Guide
Computer Science Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Computer Science Research Guide
Earth and Environmental Science Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Earth and Environmental Science Research Guide
Economics Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Economics Research Guide
Education, College of Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Education Research Guide
English October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment English Research Guide
Geography Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Geography Research Guide
Health and Physical Education Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Health and Physical Education Research Guide
Historic Preservation Peter Catlin pcatlin@umw.edu 540-654-2438 Request an Appointment Historic Preservation Research Guide
History and American Studies Peter Catlin pcatlin@umw.edu 540-654-2438 Request an Appointment History and American Studies Research Guide
Linguistics October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Linguistics Research Guide
Mathematics Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Mathematics Research Guide
Modern Languages and Literatures October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Modern Languages and Literatures Research Guide
Music Peter Catlin pcatlin@umw.edu 540-654-2438 Request an Appointment Music Research Guide
Nursing Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Nursing Research Guide
Philosophy October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Philosophy Research Guide
Physics Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment Physics Research Guide
Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Political Science and International Affairs Research Guide
Psychology Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Psychology Research Guide
Religion October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Religion Research Guide
Sociology Elizabeth Heitsch eheitsch@umw.edu 540-654-1742 Request an Appointment Sociology Research Guide
Theatre and Dance October Edwards oedward2@umw.edu 540-654-1780 Request an Appointment Theatre and Dance Research Guide

Faculty Liaisons

Some librarians also serve as Faculty Liaisons due to the specialized nature of their skills. These librarians serve as the point of contact for general and research questions related to a variety of specialized topics. See the chart below to find the Faculty Liaison who can best assist you.

Special Topic Liaison Email Phone Number Request an Appointment
Digital Collection Projects Angie Kemp awhite4@umw.edu 540-654-1756 Request an Appointment
Digitization and Digital Preservation Angie Kemp awhite4@umw.edu 540-654-1756 Request an Appointment
First-Year Seminars (FSEMs) Peter Catlin pcatlin@umw.edu 540-654-2438 Request an Appointment
Open Educational Resources (OER) Paul Boger pboger@umw.edu 540-654-1748 Request an Appointment
Special Collections (Rare Books & Serials) Carolyn Parsons cparsons@umw.edu 540-654-1752 Request an Appointment
University Archives Carolyn Parsons cparsons@umw.edu 540-654-1752 Request an Appointment