If library instruction doesn't make sense for your course, we hope you'll still share information with students about how they can get help.
Students don't need appointments to get help. During our open hours, Harper librarians are online and ready to help. After hours, they'll still reach a librarian from one of our partner colleges. Our chat tool is available on all Library webpages--look for the "Chat with a Librarian" tab that will pop out when someone visits the Library site.
Email is an excellent option for complex questions. Students can use our online email form to submit a question, and a librarian will get back to them within a day.
The Library is building a Frequently Asked Questions database, which students can search to see if anyone has asked a similar question before. This is the perfect way to get instant help with common questions.
Even if you're not sending your whole class for Research Appointments, individual students may still benefit from the service. Students can make online appointments using the request form on the Library site.
The Library building has reopened. Hours can be found on our website. A research librarian will be available for in-person and phone assistance during our open building hours. Librarians will still be available online during our virtual hours.
Feel free to use this wording to describe help options to students, in an assignment, a section of the syllabus, an announcement in Blackboard, etc.
If you need help with research or citing, the Library is available online. There are several ways to get help: