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Schedule an appointment with your liaison librarian for guidance on complex research and scholarship.

Why schedule a consultation with a librarian?

Most library-related questions can be answered via a spontaneous 5-10 minute live chat, our chatbot, Howie, a phone call, or a quick email to a librarian.


These reference services will usually get you your answers within a few minutes or a few hours.


When is scheduling a 30-minute consultation the better choice?

  • your research question is more complex in nature (e.g., graduate level, multidisciplinary, faculty scholarship)
  • you've already worked with a librarian and still find yourself struggling to track down what you need
  • you're having problems with library technology that do not have a quick fix
  • you're a faculty member integrating library resources into a course

A consultation with a librarian allows you to explain in greater detail what you need, what you've tried, and where you are struggling.


With details you provide before your appointment, the librarian can do some advance preparation to make the best use of your time.

Consultations might begin with a Microsoft Teams meeting and include follow-ups via Teams or email. 


If a Teams meeting isn't feasible for you during available appointment hours, we can conduct the consultation entirely via email. In that case, just email with specifics, and we will put you in touch with a librarian who can help you.



  1. Questions regarding technology issues with other areas of the university, including your online course spaces,Turnitin, and Learnscape, should go to the IT Service Desk at
  2. Questions for writing, math, or other tutors should go to the Academic Support team via

Select a librarian for your consultation

Sara Hull (she/her) is often the first librarian students and new mentors will meet through library orientations, and she is the "voice" behind the library's social media presence. Her educational background is in English literature & composition, women's & gender studies, education, and theatre. Sara manages our reference services and is the liaison to Opportunity Programs, the Veteran & Military Resource Center, Student Success, Academic Support, 1Stop Student Services, and New Mentors. Students, faculty, and staff working in any of these areas are invited to book with Sara.
Schedule a library consultation with Sara Hull


Dana Longley (they/them) is the liaison librarian for all Grad Programs, and the schools of Human Services, and Nursing and Allied Health. Dana also coordinates the library's information literacy and library instruction initiatives and is happy to consult with students or faculty on any library research or service questions they might have.
Schedule a library consultation with Dana Longley


Sarah Morehouse (she/her) is the subject liaison librarian for Arts & Humanities, Business, Management & Economics, Science, Mathematics & Technology, Labor Studies, Social Sciences, Educational Studies, and Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Studies. Her educational background is in history, education, English composition, curriculum development, and instructional technology. Faculty and staff who need a consultation on copyright, publishing, or to support the development or revision of a course should also book with Sarah.
*Sarah Morehouse is temporarily unavailable for library consultations*


Shannon Pritting (he/him) is the Director of Library Services, Open and Digital Learning Assets.  Shannon has worked closely with many different subject areas in his career, and has an educational background in English, political science, business, information design, and technology. He can help with research and library questions from how to get started to how to refine your literature review.
Schedule a library consultation with Shannon Pritting


Heather Shalhoub (she/her) manages the library's web presence, user experience, and systems, and also maintains the library's many online databases. She is the library liaison to Information Technology Services and SUNY Library Systems (SLS). Students, faculty, and staff with questions or concerns about technical issues with library resources are welcome to book with Heather.
Schedule a library consultation with Heather Shalhoub


If there is no librarian available at a time that works for you, please email