Divinity Library

Yale College Personal Librarian Program

Graziano Kratli

Greetings from Graziano, Your Personal Librarian!

When I am not helping you with your research questions, I work on digital projects at the Yale Divinity Library, so that students and scholars will be able to access an increasingly wider range of books, articles, pictures and other resources online.

The best way to contact me is probably by email, but I would be happy to meet you in person to talk about your research projects. And if the Divinity Library is too far or out of the way for you, I’d be happy to meet you at Bass, Sterling, Pierson or any of the coffee houses near them. One way or the other I will be available and willing to help you get the most, and the best, out of the Library’s incredible resources.

As your Personal Librarian, 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 questions, 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 won’t do (but help you find out who can)

As your Personal Librarian, I won’t:

  • Set up your computer (i.e. NetIDs, VPN)
  • Do your research, make photocopies or write your paper for you