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Research and Instructional Services


Research and Instructional Services librarians are subject specialists who engage with academic departments and programs to provide support for teaching, learning, and research. Contact us directly, email or schedule an appointment.

For students, a librarian can help you find information, choose relevant resources for your research topic, improve your research strategy, critically evaluate sources, and cite sources properly.

For faculty, a librarian can assist with research and scholarly communication, teach discipline-specific information literacy skills in courses, create custom Research Guides for courses or assignments, collaborate on research assignment design, and acquire materials and electronic resources for the library's collections.

Who We Are


Camilla MacKay

Manager of Research and Instructional Services
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Subject areas: Classics, Classical Archaeology, History of Art (particularly Byzantine and Medieval)

Olivia Castello

Social Sciences Librarian

Subject areas: Anthropology, Economics, Education, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work

Terri Freedman

Science Librarian and Head of Collier Science Library

Subject areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Computer Science


Jessica Linker

CLIR Humanities and Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow

Alicia Peaker

Digital Scholarship Specialist


Alex Pfundt

Research and Instruction Librarian
Coordinator of Information Literacy

Subject areas: Psychology, Social Work, Health Studies, Environmental Studies


Laura Surtees

Research and Instruction Librarian
Coordinator, Carpenter Library

Subject areas: Archaeology, Classics, Growth and Structure of Cities, and History of Art


Arleen Zimmerle

Humanities and Media Librarian

Subject areas: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, English, Film Studies, Theater, Languages


Affiliated: Eric Pumroy, Associate CIO and Head of Special Collections

Subject areas: History, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Africana Studies

Not sure who to contact? Email, visit our Ask a Librarian webpage or find your collection development liaison by subject area.