Research Help

The Research Help Desk is located on McConnell Library's 3rd floor, in the Library Commons. Library staff provide research assistance that supports the library’s mission to invite and inspire learning, intellectual and artistic creativity, and the free and open exploration of ideas.

To make an appointment with an RUC Librarian, email or visit our webpage to contact a specific librarian.

Spring 2023 Hours

  • Mondays - Wednesdays: 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Chat online with a librarian
Email the research help desk
Call a librarian

Text us at 1-540-318-2235

Make an Appointment with a Specific Librarian

Jennifer Resor Whicker

Research Services: Chemistry, Economics, English, Marketing
Interim: College of Visual and Performing Arts, Communication, Foreign Languages, Physics

Alyssa Archer

Research Services: College of Education & Human Development, Biology

Lisa Dinkle

Research Services: Waldron College of Health & Human Services, School of Nursing

Jade Squires
(on leave, please contact another librarian for assistance)

Research Services: Anthropological Sciences, Criminal Justice, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Lisa Vassady

Research Services: Accounting, Finance & Business Law, Management, Computer Science & Technology, Geology, Geospatial Science, Mathematics

Christina Manzo

Jamie Price

Mary Catherine Santoro