The Personal Librarian Program is designed to introduce all incoming freshmen to the resources and services of the UWF Libraries. We are dedicated to helping UWF undergraduates become successful researchers, and we want to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable using the UWF Libraries. Each freshman will be assigned a Personal Librarian (PL) who is prepared to help students find resources for assignments and research papers and answer any questions about using our wide range of resources and services. Think of your PL as your library advisor – your "go-to" person for all things library-related. Your PL may not always have the answer to your question, but they can refer you to the appropriate library or university contact.
The PL program gives students a personalized and direct link to the library and is a great way to help them learn more about UWF and all it has to offer. We believe this personal contact facilitates access to library materials, answers questions, and makes the UWF Libraries a more useful, tailored resource for our students. A student will typically work more frequently with their PL during their freshman year. Once a student becomes more familiar with the Libraries and/or declares a major, they will work with a Subject Specialist Librarian who can provide discipline-specific research assistance.
You will receive an initial introductory communication from your PL before the start of the fall semester, explaining the PL program and providing your PL’s contact information. After that, your PL will contact you occasionally throughout the year (but not too much!) to let you know about new resources, upcoming events, and research tips. However, you are also encouraged to call, email, or set up a meeting with your PL at any time with any questions about your research or the UWF Libraries in general. How much or how little you choose to make use of your PL is up to you. Just remember that your PL is here to help, so take advantage of it!
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