Research Help Desk
RISD Library Reference Department supports all levels of inquiry, research, and instruction through our commitment to excellent service and staff expertise.
Reference Librarians are available to facilitate your research and guide you in finding and using the most relevant print and digital sources. Schedule an individual appointment in advance to ensure uninterrupted time with a librarian. Reference Librarians also teach research classes.
Contact one of our Reference Librarians for research help.
Reference Librarians are on call every day of the week except Saturday.
Or stop by the Research Help Desk and ask the student assistant to call the Librarian on duty.
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-4:30pm
email@example.com | 401 709-5941
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm
firstname.lastname@example.org | 401 709-5908
Ellen Petraits (Reference Department Head)
Coordinator of Graduate Library Instruction
Hours: Sun - Thurs 2pm - 9:30pm
email@example.com | 401 709-5905
Working with an Art Librarian - a snapshot
Listen- as you discuss your class assignment, studio projects, and research needs
Translate - your art & design ideas into effective ways to think about, search for, and locate information
Bridge - any gaps between your subject domain and using library resources - the librarian's domain
Filter - offer ways to think critically about the information you encounter