For those who know about our Book A Librarian program, you might be excited to find out that booking an appointment just got easier! Now there’s a calendar that displays the available dates and times of all of our participating librarians. No more having to look at each librarian’s calendar of availability – sometimes a tedious task. From this group calendar you just pick a date and time and then fill out the form that pops up. If there’s a particular librarian you wish to make an appointment with you can choose that librarian’s name from the same page (by default it’s set to no preference), and you’ll see only their dates and times of availability. If a librarian’s name is not listed that doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t meet with you. You can always email a librarian to see when they can accommodate you – you’ll find an email me button on their Book A Librarian profile page. Feel free to email those who do have availability but whose times don’t work with your schedule. It’s likely the two of you can find a time that will work to meet.
For those who aren’t familiar with this new program, Book A Librarian is for Winthrop students, faculty or staff who wish to meet one-on-one with a librarian for some help with research, basic computer skills or help with citations. We understand that sometimes the reference desk gets busy and you can feel pressure to move on if someone else is waiting for help, so this is a big reason why we developed the Book A Librarian program. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to contact Outreach Librarian, Michaela Volkmar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.