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Research Help

Now that you know how to find sources and understand more about them, you may need some help from a librarian.

Librarians can help you find sources by helping you select the most effective library resources for your research need.

Go to the Ask A Librarian tab from the University Library home page. Here you will find the many ways that you can find research help.

Ask a Librarian


Find personal library research help from your librarians by selecting the tabs at the top of the page.


Research Help Options

The following options are available Monday through Friday during daytime hours.

Find the current semester's hours for these services on the Ask a Librarian library page.

Research Desk

Located on the 3rd floor of the CLC.

Walk up to the desk to speak in person with a librarian.

Have a question after regular day hours?

Email a Librarian

Email the librarians at

You will receive a response within 24 hours, during Monday-Friday regular daytime hours.

Ask A Librarian

Go to the Ask A Librarian to find your Personal Librarian.

Personal Librarian

Find your Personal Librarian is in the list of Librarians by Department.

Michelle Early portrait

Michelle Early, Head of Library Systems     513 745-4817

211 McDonald Library

Classics & Modern Languages,

Race, Intersectionality, Gender & Sociology

Social Work

Jeff Grossman portrait

Jeff Grossman, Head of Collection Services     513 745-2998

203E McDonald Library

Biology, Chemistry,

Health Services Administration, Nursing,

Political Science

Megan Kickbush portrait

Megan Kickbush, Head of Access Services     513 745-4803

335 CLC

Communication, Math, Music & Theater,

Occupational Therapy, Sport Science & Management,


Alison Morgan portrait

Alison Morgan, Assistant Director of Public Services     513 745-1931

110 McDonald Library

Criminal Justice,



Christine Mueller portrait

Christine Mueller, Instruction & Reference Librarian     513 745-4813

106 McDonald Library

Counseling, Leadership Studies,

Education & Montessori,

English 101 & 115

Anne Ryckbost, Archives & Special Collections Librarian     513 745-4821

309 McDonald Library

Alumni, Exploratory,

History, Philosophy,

University Archives & Special Collections

Katy Tucker, Acquisitions Librarian     513 745-4804

210 McDonald Library

Accountancy & Business Law, Economics, Finance, 

Management & Entrepreneurship, 

Management Information Systems, Marketing

Leslie Whitford, Digital Initiatives Librarian     513 745-2028

104 McDonald Library

Art, Computer Science, 

English 101 & 115, 

Makerspace, Physics

Request an Appointment

Students, Faculty, and Staff can email their personal librarian directly, or schedule a research appointment with them.

Go to the Ask A Librarian. Find your Personal Librarian.

Find your personal librarian

Once you select "Request an Appointment", select from your librarian's date and time availabilities.

Consultations can be held in person, by email, by phone or via Zoom.

Make an Appointment