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Reference & Instruction Services

Welcome to Reference and Instruction Services! Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Navigating and accessing resources: New to the library or can't quite find what you're looking for? We can help with searches in the library's catalog and databases. Send us an email or contact us in MS Teams with your question(s).

  • Instruction: We love to work with classes on research projects and would be happy to visit to talk about research skills and using library resources. Let us know about Library Instruction for your course via our Instruction Request Form or send us an email.

  • Research assistance: We are always curious to hear about research interests! Schedule a one-on-one research consultation or send us an email to discuss your research question, search strategy, source evaluation, research organization, and more.

  • Research skills and tools:

    • We host workshops and events throughout the academic year to demonstrate different research skills or available tools that help us in our own research. Check out our upcoming Workshops and Events to attend or to see materials from previous ones.

    • We will be updating our pages with self-guided tutorials as they are ready. If there is something in particular you would like us to create a tutorial on, send us an email! 

    • We create and maintain Information Guides on a variety of topics and courses to help you get a jumpstart on research. If there is something in particular you would like us to create an information guide for, send us an email! We love to collaborate.

  • Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and we will be glad to help! 

Karina Kletscher

  Karina Kletscher

   Reference and Instruction Librarian

I am passionate about empowering people through information literacy and research skills and love learning about new ideas when supporting research assignments and projects. I'm looking forward to working with you!

kkletscher@soka.edu

 

Jenn Tirrell

  Jenn Tirrell

   Instruction and Assessment Librarian

Being able to effectively locate, evaluate, interpret, and use information helps us learn about ourselves and the world around us. I enjoy helping others find the information they need and assisting them in becoming stronger researchers. If you want help, please get in touch. I look forwarding to working with you!

jtirrell@soka.edu