Yale College Personal Librarian Program

Emily Horning

Greetings, students!

I'm here to help you find your way around the Yale University Library. It's a big and complicated place, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. If you have a question about what the Library collects (DVDs? textbooks? maps?), if you're having trouble starting a research paper because you can't find the right sources, if you want help preparing a bibliography, just ask.

I'm a historian by training, but every subject interests me. I can help you find peer-reviewed articles on recent scientific research, digital images for your art history paper, statistics for your Poli Sci class, even arguments pro and con for that upcoming Yale Political Union debate.

Want to schedule a meeting? Schedule a meeting with me by checking my calendar here.

Throughout the academic year, I will:

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting new resources and programs specifically for students, as well as with notices and timely reminders, such as extended Library hours during Reading Week and finals
  • Answer your questions about Library policies, procedures and services, such as RefWorks workshops and Borrow Direct
  • Assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources, and formulate your search strategies
  • Support you even when you’re not around (on vacation or away from Yale doing research)
  • Help you when you don’t know where to start, or you can’t think of what to do next

Things I can't do (but I'll try to help you find out who can)

  • Set up your computer (i.e. NetIDs, VPN)
  • Do your research, make photocopies or write your paper for you (well, I won't find someone to write your paper - that part's up to you - but I can put you in touch with The Writing Center or a writing tutor)