Research and Learning Services

Reference Librarians are available to assist you to:

Research Services

Personal Librarian Program
Every UMD Student have a Personal Librarian for their major and minor. Students can take advantage of personalized research and training specific to their study, all with the help of our friendly research professionals.

AskUS Research Services
Students, staff, faculty and community members are able to work with a research librarian in a variety of ways.  You can get answers and resources via email, text, chat, phone and in-person visits. We also take appointments!

Research & Information Office Hours, 2nd Floor
Throughout the school year and summer months, the Library offers drop-in research service in our 2nd floor offices. Use the signs to find the on-duty librarian on our 2nd floor, or speak with the 1st floor circulation desk for directions. Check our hours to find a time convenient to you.

Subject specific reference librarians provide research consultations by appointment for UMD students, faculty and staff. View the list of subject specialists here to schedule an appointment.


Reference librarians are available to assist with and support classroom instruction. Assistance with your classroom instruction can come in many forms to meet your needs:

  • In-depth classroom instruction focusing on research strategies and resources for specific assignments
  • In-class research help
  • In-office consultations with students
  • Online research guides for specific courses or assignments
  • Online assistance to students via Moodle
  • Online tutorials for specific courses or assignments
  • Librarian collaboration on research assignment design

To request library instruction use this form. Contact Kim Pittman at or 218-726-7829 for more information.

For more information about Research and Learning Services, contact:

Thomas Ambrosi, Head of Research and Learning Services



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