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Library Resource Liaisons: Your Peer Research Assistants: Home

Get started on your research!


Welcome to the Library Resource Liaison Site. Send in your questions or request an appointment with a library resource liaison. These specially trained Penn students will introduce you to the libraries, and connect you to its many services and resources. 

Library Resource Liaisons

Library Resource Liaison Hours

Rodin College House:

  • Sunday: 6pm to 12am 
  • Monday: 6pm to 1am
  • Tuesday: 7pm to 1am
  • Wednesday: 6pm to 12am
  • Thursday: 8pm to 1am

ARCH Cultural Centers:

  • Tuesday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5pm to 10pm
  • Thursday: 5pm to 10pm

Weigle Information Commons (WIC), Van Pelt 1st Flooor

  • Sunday: 6pm to 9pm 
  • Monday: 11:00am to 1:30 pm and 6pm to 8pm 
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am to 1:30pm
  • Thursday: 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC)

  • Monday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (GIC Library)

They can introduce and connect you to some of the amazing services you have through the libraries:

  • Get books and articles from other libraries (ILL, Borrow Direct, EZBorrow)
  • Check out cameras, recorders, iPads, and other media equipment for free!
  • Find the media lab stocked with graphic design and film making software
  • Film yourself giving a presentation in the Hechtman Studio 
  • Find the best study spaces
  • Take advantage of the libraries' personal and customized assistance 
  • Link to table of available software on library computers

Your Library Resource Liaisons are also available for appointments. Contact us directly at:

What we do

We would love to help you with:

  • Helping you with early steps in your research
  • Introducing you to the libraries and to the libraries' staff
  • Helping you format the bibliography for your papers and assignments
  • Guiding you through setting up a Zotero account (for collecting and formatting  footnotes and bibliographies in your research papers) 
  • Getting you to the book or  article your are trying to track down for your paper or presentation
  • Giving you a one on one tour around Van Pelt libraries or
  • Walking with you to a service on campus
  • Finding out a bit more at the LRL YouTube video

We look forward to working with you!

LRL Workshops

Workshop Series!

The Library Resource Liaisons will be preparing a series of workshops to help people learn about the various resources that the library has to offer. We will be updating this page with more information about future Workshops!

Upcoming Workshops:

Research 101 
Date: Thursday February 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
‚ÄčLocation: ARCH 108 

About: Learn about the research resources available to undergraduates at this short introductory workshop organized by the Library Resource Liaison progam. The Library Resource Liaisons are peer research assistants who can help you navigate the Penn Libraries, get in touch with a specialist, take advantage of services, and get started on your research. 

Citation Formatting 
Date: Wednesday March 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
‚ÄčLocation: ARCH 108 

About: Explore the libraries' research tools especially those focused on citation and citation management. We will be talking about best practices in research, how to find journal articls, and how to easily cite sources with citation management tools like Zotero. 

Past Workshops:

Research Scavenger Hunt

Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Rodin College House M30

About: Explore the libraries' research tools with us in a exciting scavenger hunt game. We will be talking about best practices in research, how to obtain textbooks for free, and much more! Food will be provided!

Wellness Workshop

Date: Mon, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: PAACH (ARCH Basement)

About: As busy Penn students, how can we alleviate mental health issues? How can we be good friends to those who are struggling? How can people get help, academically and psychologically? Come and learn! Food will be provided.


LRL Intro VIdeo

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