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Fall 2021: The Hybrid Reference Desk.

We are piloting a hybrid reference desk where we will offer a mix of in-person and online services. Some days will be walk-in at the library, other days will be on zoom for drop-in help, we will be on chat every weekday, and available for appointments in-person and online. And we always will be available at The schedule will be posted here. Please note, the in-person schedule will vary due to instruction sessions, lunch, and meetings.

Ask-a-librarian Chat, email assistance, and zoom appointments: 9am-4pm (pacific) on Weekdays. 

In person assistance:

  • Tuesday Nov. 2nd  9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Nov. 3rd 9:30am-4pm

  • Thursday Nov. 4th 9am-2pm

  • Tuesday Nov. 9th  9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Nov. 10th  1pm-4pm

  • Tuesday Nov. 16th   9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Nov. 17th  12:30pm-4pm

  • Thursday Nov. 18th   9am-2pm

  • Tuesday Nov. 30th  9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Dec. 1st  9:30am-4pm

  • Thursday Dec. 2nd  9am-2pm

  • Tuesday Dec. 7th 9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Dec. 8th  1pm-4pm

  • Thursday Dec. 9th 9am-2pm

  • Tuesday Dec. 14th  9:30am-4pm

  • Wednesday Dec. 15th  12:30pm-4pm

  • Thursday Dec. 16th  9am-2pm


  1. Locate a specific fact, or answer a specific question
  2. Find a particular book, journal, journal article, video, slide set, or audio tape
  3. Find materials on a particular topic
  4. Provide basic instruction on research skills such as finding journal articles, searching for books, or how to use Biblical reference tools
  5. Assist in using electronic research tools, such as the ATLA Religion Database
  6. Suggest additional avenues for researching a topic
  7. Approve format and paper for thesis and dissertation
  8. Request materials from Special Collections and Archives

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