Service

Library Liaisons

Your library liaison helps you understand and navigate library resources, and guides you on discipline-specific aspects of library use.

What is a Library Liaison? 

 

Your liaison is a librarian familiar with the practices in your academic program and research fields who is here to help you make the most of your research.
 
This role goes by different names in different schools and departments: you might have a Library Liaison, Subject Librarian, Society Librarian, Team Librarian, or Personal Librarian. You might simply have a library team for your school. In any case, our services are tailored to the work you do in your discipline.
 
Whether you’re just getting to know the libraries, completing a course assignment, or deep into a multi-year project, your liaison can work with you to:

  • understand and navigate Harvard’s library resources
  • develop and refine a research topic
  • optimize your search strategies
  • connect you with relevant experts
  • provide bibliographic support


If you’re an instructor, your liaison works with you to develop your students’ research skills and connect them with the best tools and materials. Talk to your liaison about possibilities such as:

  • designing effective assignments around finding and using sources
  • visiting your classroom
  • arranging individualized in-person support for your students
  • identifying course materials

Find Your Liaison 

For FAS, including Harvard College and GSAS, look up your liaison below.

For other Harvard schools, or if you’re not sure who your liaison is, just ask us! We’ll be delighted to connect you.

By Undergraduate Concentration

By GSAS Degree Program

By FAS Faculty Department

By Center, Institute, Society or Office

By Program

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