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Reference Department: Reference Department

Ask-a-Librarian

Chat - Our live chat service is available to use on most devices. The standard daily hours of operation for this service are listed below.

Monday    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday    9:00 am - 11:00 pm

 

This service is monitored by staff working the reference desk so it may take a few moments to process your request. When UWF staff are not available, you will be forwarded to the Statewide/Florida chat service.

Email 

Call - 850-474-2424

Text - Send your question to 850.483.0225! This service is typically monitored like our chat service above (in other words, texts sent at 3:00 am probably will not be answered until the next morning!)

How We Can Help

Library Instruction (contact your subject librarian)

  • scheduled library orientation
  • embedded library assistance
  • research assignment help

Research Appointments (contact your subject librarian)

  • individual research help
  • group research assistance

Research Guides

Tutorials

Collection Development
Forward purchase suggestions for books and journals.

Books and Articles not at UWF

If you need a book, article, or other resource that is not available at UWF, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

 Articles are sent electronically. Most books and other returnables (e.g., DVDs, microfilm) are received in about 2 weeks, and you will notified by email when they are available for you to pick up at the Reference desk.

Your Reference Librarians

 

 

Melissa Gonzalez
Collection Development Coordinator
K-12 Representative
Subject Specialist for Anthropology & Archaeology; History; Political Science; Religion; Philosophy; Music; Multicultural, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
474-2821
mgonzalez@uwf.edu

 

Shari Johnson
Electronic Resources Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Accounting; Business; Commerce; Construction; Economics; Finance; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Resources; Industry; International Business; Management & MIS; Marketing; Public Administration; Sport Management; Supply Chain Logistics
474-2711
sjohnson3@uwf.edu

 

Britt McGowan
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Art & Graphic Design; Communication; English; Film Studies; Journalism; Languages; Literature; Public Relations & Advertising; Theatre
474-2048
bmcgowan@uwf.edu

 

Kellie Sparks
Head of Reference & Evening Reference Librarian
Subject Specialist for Psychology, Legal Studies
474-2264
ksparks@uwf.edu

 

 

Cindy Gruwell
Scholarly Communications Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Athletic Training; Biomedical Sciences; Exercise Science;Health Promotion & Community Health; Health Sciences & Healthcare Administration; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Nutrition; Public Health; Recreation & Leisure

474-2213

cgruwell@uwf.edu

Thomas Jonte
STEM Librarian/ eResources Coordinator
Subject Specialist for Athletic Training; Biomedical Sciences; Exercise Science;Health Promotion & Community Health; Health Sciences & Healthcare Administration; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Nutrition; Public Health; Recreation & Leisure

474-3446

tjonte@uwf.edu

 

 

Reference Assistants

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Aric Daley
Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Specialist
474-2185
adaley@uwf.edu

Esther Richard
Reference Assistant
474-2409
erichard@uwf.edu

Ashley Ward
Interlibrary Loan Lending Specialist
474-2411
award@uwf.edu

Online Library Instruction

If you would like to have embedded librarian assistance in your online classes or links for online resources, contact your subject specialists or complete this form:

http://uwf.edu/library/forms/library-instruction-services-for-e-learning-course/

 

Collection Development

Purchasing books and journals for the library is one of the responsibilities of the subject specialists.

Submit book suggestions online, or contact the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.

Our collection development and management is available online for more information.