History majors in the Lutnick book stacks (Source: Anhara Disko)
Subject specialist librarians work with students and faculty in every department and program. They provide intensive, one-on-one support of students throughout their college careers, culminating in their senior thesis projects. Put users in touch with subject librarians when they have in-depth research needs. If you are working a night or a weekend and the user has a deadline that day, please help them as far as possible.
See this listing for librarians by subject area. If the librarian is not available, please connect the user and the librarian via email (CC both parties) or help the patron set up an appointment using the appointment calendar used by many subject specialist librarians (link available in the staff profiles). In the message please include a sentence or two about the research topic.
In meeting with a librarian, students can get help developing a research question and beginning a search. For students further along in the process, they can get advice on research tools, answers to specific questions, and new sources. The librarian drafts research notes ahead of time, adds to them during the meeting, and sends the results to the student. They cover search strategies, research tools, and references to important individual scholarly titles.