A professional librarian is available for one-on-one assistance and training, with the intent of teaching patrons how use the library and conduct their own research on musical and dramatic subjects. In addition, circulation desk attendants are available to answer directional questions and provide basic explanations of policies.
What can the Music & Dramatic Arts Library staff do for you?
- Assist in finding information and resources.
- Teach you to use the library and resources (including databases).
- Provide "ready reference" assistance (brief factual information such as composers' dates).
- Assist you in using library equipment.
- Consider requests for new materials.
- Contact one of the Music & Dramatic Arts Library staff.
- Use the Ask a Librarian chat feature on the homepage
- Consult a subject specialist in another area.
- Guide to Research Resources (UConn Libraries)
- Learning Commons (Babbidge Library)
At faculty request, a professional librarian is available to provide library instruction for classes. Sessions may be formal or informal. Several types of instruction are available:
- Library orientations (general or geared to a particular user group);
- Workshops focusing on one type of library resource or musical topic;
- Course-integrated instruction that targets a particular assignment or task;
- One-on-one instruction in the use of the library and its resources.
The instructor and librarian will discuss goals, desired resources, and outcomes in advance. With enough notice, the librarian may create a handout or Web page, if appropriate. Contact the music/drama librarian or a subject specialist in another discipline for more details.