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Meet Your Subject Specialist

Need help using the University Libraries? Subject specialist librarians are here for you! 

How can your librarian help you? 

  • Provide one-on-one research assistance online, in-person, or over the phone
  • Lead instruction sessions that teach your students information literacy skills and research tools
  • Answer your questions about publishing, copyright issues, and preserving digital works
  • Purchase materials (including data) for the University Libraries that facilitate research and instruction
  • Help identify gaps in the literature when you're planning a research project

How can you contact your librarian?

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Kudos and Compliments for
UMD Librarians

  • "You're the Yoda of database/research Jedis!"
  • "You're a detective!"
  • On library orientation sessions: "There is obviously so much value, it just can't be skipped."
  • On building connections: "You are a wonderful asset and friend to the school."
  • On subject guides:"Wow--what a tremendous resource you have created! Thank you!"
  • On research assistance: "Thanks for sending the treasure trove of resources!"
  • On purchasing databases: "Thanks for the good news. Apart from research use, it should be very useful for [our] students."
  • "Every semester I feel I am in your debt for the great wisdom and service you offer my students."
  • "She welcomes student queries and makes herself available to help them conduct research for their projects."
  • "It never ceases to amaze me how hard university librarians work to help students."
  • "You went above and beyond. So thank you so much."
  • "I'm sure you help many students and staff members every day so it was commonplace for you, but it stood out to me how kind and helpful you were."
  • From a colleague at Goucher College: "You have an excellent selection of online resources for this topic."
  • "On research consultations: "UMD’s crack team of research librarians are eager to help."
  • "Thanks very much for your help!"
  • "You're the best!"
  • "You were so wonderful with the students...and I know their final projects were better for it."
  • "You are a saint! And a real colleague!"
  • On library workshops: "I expected just a little help here and there. Instead, I got a world-class service and a thoroughly complete workshop."
  • "The library guide web page you created was superb. It included all the information students might need when performing a literature search."
  • "You were not deterred by the fact that there were over 700 students in the course [and] resolved the myriad of issues that arise when running an exercise of this scale."
  • "Your dedication and ability shone through as you supported all students who had difficulties throughout the duration of this workshop and the course."
  • "The vast majority of the students who completed the assignment found it useful and appreciated the opportunity to learn in [the] workshop."
  • "I look forward to many more semesters of fruitful collaboration."
  • On library workshops: “The vast number of resources we are exposed to is very helpful for research we will have to do in other classes."
  • On library workshops: “The step-by-step instructions... were easy to follow and very detailed and covered a variety of ways to use the resources.”
  • On workshop assignments: “The assignment itself made me more aware of resources available to me as a student.”
  • On workshop assignments: “Each step was carefully and specifically written out. This made it unlikely for me to mess up at any point."
  • On library workshops: "The instruction was easy to follow and I feel it is as best as it can be.”
  • On library workshops: "You created the literature assignment and adjusted it as needed when external issues arose."
  • "You [even] held several training sessions for TA’s so that they in turn could teach students."
  • On library workshops: "With great enthusiasm you prepared a handout detailing how to perform a literature search."
  • "Students view [her] as an authoritative and valuable resource for how to navigate the confusing world of...literature and databases."
  • On library instruction classes: "[Students] see the important to their success in graduate school."
  • "I personally have learned a lot [from her]."
  • "Many thanks for your really useful presentation in our research seminar... we are very grateful."
  • "You have put in a lot of work getting familiar with the specific needs for our program, and it will make all our lives easier in the coming months."
  • "When you left, the students continued to work with unusual earnestness, and honestly seemed to be coming up with sources that would be [useful]."
  • "You made great decisions about hitting the high points and then working with individual students. That strategy really seemed to do the trick."
  • On library workshops: "I can report for sure that [my students] learned a great deal. One woman said that she felt 'newly empowered'!"
  • "Your contribution to my seminar is greatly appreciated."
  • "Many thanks again for taking the time to help the students with their individual research last week. Many of them commented on how helpful you were!"
  • "You are super kind and fabulous. I learned a lot and hope to use all the available sources in my research."
  • "[The] presentation was very engaging, informative, and fun and I think it will help my students as they go about researching their topics for the course."
  • "Thanks for helping my student with his project last semester. It was the best literature review I have seen in years. He really dug in."
  • "You are an ANGEL!! Thank you so much!"
  • "I really do appreciate what you and the library are trying to do to help us with our research – you are always so helpful and kind."
  • "Thank you so much! I think the extra activity, time spent finding citations and using Zotero was exceptionally helpful!"
  • On library instruction: "Thank you for coming in this semester. It's such valuable information."
  • "You are totally awesome."
  • "I really liked the format for today's lecture and in-class exercise. I would like to incorporate [similar techniques] for my class next fall."
  • "Thank you so much for hunting down this article for me. It has been so incredibly helpful for my research."
  • "I truly appreciate your help and responsiveness- your guidance has certainly helped make researching a bit of an easier process for me!"
  • "With all of your help, I did receive the article I needed... and my colleagues and I submitted our manuscript by the deadline."
  • "I could never have asked for more excellent assistance from our Libraries!"
  • "My colleagues and I thank you for your outstanding and diligent service on our behalf. It made a huge difference!"
  • "You have been amazing help. Thank you so much!"
  • "Thank you very much, I appreciate it so much that you took time out to search all this for me. These are all amazing articles."
  • "Thank you SO MUCH for making time to talk to me amid your hectic schedule this week. Your advice was extremely helpful for our project."
  • "Thank you so much for coming to my class this morning!"
  • "I (and my students) appreciated how much information you provided - and how relevant you made it to them and their paper!"
  • "The students said it was very helpful and I believe one student said he wished that other instructors had brought you in to their classes a long time ago!"
  • "Thank you for coming to speak to my class. It was helpful as always."
  • "You are so thoughtful and well prepared. I sincerely believe students will learn tremendously from you."
  • "I would like to thank you for your great presentation in my class. We really enjoyed your talk."
  • "Thank you for showing students how to use Zotero. I believe they will benefit from this software for their whole career."
  • "I wanted to drop you a little note to say THANK YOU again for all of your assistance and guidance yesterday! I truly appreciate it."
  • "Wonderful! Thank you so very much for finding, scanning, and sending!"
  • "I am extremely grateful that you would go so far out of your way to try and help me on this assignment."
  • "The article you gave me is the exact one I have been looking for! This will definitely allow me to go on to the next step in my writing."
  • "You are AWESOME! I appreciate the opportunity to learn something new and am sure my faculty member will appreciate the information."
  • "I am really impressed with how you guys are using Canvas and your flipped classroom project. It's brilliant!"
  • "Thank you so much for helping and teaching my students! You are the best librarian!"
  • "Thank you so much for working with both of my classes... I hope that they will follow up with you in future for any of the research or library needs."
  • "The librarian spoke enthusiastically, knowledgeably, and engagingly about our library while fielding a spectrum of questions from my students."
  • "Everyone was really helpful at the McKeldin Library, and I am very appreciative of all the help there."
  • "Great event you organized. I enjoyed hearing about the faculty member's book."
  • "I am thankful that the libraries make these [field trips] possible, and wanted to highlight the value of the L.A.B. for our students."
  • "The students got a lot out of the librarian's presentation."
  • "I really liked that the librarian showed them a non-referenced, non-edited website that so many of them attempt to use as sources for their papers."
  • "[The resources] really helped me out and my paper came out great."
  • "My students and I learned a lot from each presentation about all the library resources available to support the research required for the numerous assignments in the course."
  • "[My students] seemed to really appreciate the time you gave us. I am so grateful to have [the librarian] as a resource!
  • "Thank you so much for sending this detailed explanation of how to search within the Wall Street Journal through the VBIC titles. This does the trick. I really appreciate it!"
  • "I often think of [the librarian] and the services that you provide students. Thank you for helping me access one of the resources that I continue to use post-graduation."
  • "Although I have come to your sessions every semester that I have been at UMCP, I have learned so very much today, and I want to thank you!"
  • "I have never been involved in anything, at any university that involved so many people of good will pulling together so enthusiastically and effectively for a common purpose."
  • [The student] actually teared up when he saw all of these resources! He was so excited, and kept saying that he can't believe these resources are all available for him. He spent the rest of the class exploring [the librarian's] guides.
  • I am a graduate student at UMD-CP and attended the Estate Planning seminar held at McKeldin this past week. I found it extremely useful.
  • Thank you. I hope [the Estate Planning event] is something UMD will consider offering again.
  • The presentation was very helpful. I hope [the Estate Planning event] will be offered again in the future.
  • Many thanks for having the Estate Planning program. I thought it was very informative. I look forward to the next program [on Social Security].