Research consultations are individualized, half-hour appointments students can make with SMSU Librarians. They’re intended for students who
Research consultations are held most days of the week classes are going on, including some evenings (until 7pm) and some Sundays; scheduling depends on the availability of the librarians.
If you are requiring that your entire class schedule research consultations, please let us know as soon as you can. If we know we have a big group needing consultations, we’ll try to have enough appointments available to accommodate them within your timeframe. Should we not be able to reasonably fit all of your students in within the time you’d prefer, we’ll be happy to discuss other options for your students.
Research consultations can be conducted
In order to request an appointment, students must fill out a brief intake form. Every librarian puts together their form a little differently, but each one asks:
It’s important that the students spend time filling out these forms in as much detail as they can. The purpose of research consultations is to allow librarians some lead time to prepare tailored sessions for each student, rather than just react to their situation (which we’re happy to do, too-- but we’re carving out this space for something else).