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Research and Instruction

Need Research Assistance?
We all need a little help sometimes. So if you find yourself in a quandry about research or documentation issues, the Ellender Memorial Library research staff will be able to help you. Our research librarians can be found at the desk on the second floor of the library, and in their offices. If you would like to schedule a Research Assistance appointment, just find a librarian whose expertise is compatible with your assignment, and contact that librarian for an appointment.

Sarah Simms
Her office is located in Room 230 of the Ellender Library and her phone is 448-4626.

Anke Tonn
Anke is available for Collection Development requests, Information Literacy sessions and help with Research in Agriculture, Music, Biological Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

Her office is Ellender 226, and her extension is 4633 or 4675

Van Viator
Van Viator has an MLIS from Louisiana State University. He reviews fiction for Choice and Louisiana Libraries, and is a contributor to the Supernatural Literature of the World (a three volume encyclopedia). Van’s areas of specialization include Popular Culture, Music, Drama, Information Literacy (Bibliographic Instruction), and Business/Finance. He is an expert researcher, in both print and online formats.

His office is Ellender 225, and his extension is 4661.

Van also serves as coordinator of Ellender Memorial’s Information Literacy classes and Library Tours. Contact Van if you have questions about either of these.

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