Incoming students: Learn about personal librarians

Kelvin Smith Library’s Personal Librarian Program provides each first-year Case Western Reserve University student with a personal librarian as a point of contact with the library. Personal librarians can help students navigate the library, assist with research and answer library-related questions.

Personal librarians are dedicated to helping students achieve academic success by building a solid foundation of research skills during their first year at the university.

For example, personal librarians can assist with identifying the best resources, forming search strategies and connecting students with library experts in different subjects. Personal librarians provide assistance throughout the year—even during breaks.

A personal librarian will be assigned to each floor in the residence halls. Near the start of classes, students will be contacted by their personal librarian, including a bookmark with a business card. The library will offer additional informational events and fun programs throughout the year for students to meet their personal librarian and learn more about the library.