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Reference & Instruction Department at Lane Library, Armstrong Campus

General research help

The Reference Desk is located in the center of the first floor of Lane Library. Reference librarians are available seven days a week to assist with finding and retrieving information needed for academic work. Services are available to Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff, and to the general public. Reference assistance is on a first come, first served basis and is available most hours that the library is open.

Reference Desk Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Sun. 2:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Liaison librarian for your department

For each academic department offering courses on the Armstrong campus, there is a librarian working to provide discipline-specific reference and instruction services.  Contact the liaison for your department using the list below, and find out what she can do for you and your students.

School or DepartmentLane Library Liaison
ArtLauren McMillan, 344-3005
BiologyJudith Garrison, 344-3012
BusinessJudith Garrison, 344-3012
Chemistry & BiochemistryJudith Garrison, 344-3012
Communications ArtsLauren McMillan, 344-3005
Criminal Justice & CriminologyVivian Bynoe, 344-3028
Education Vivian Bynoe, 344-3028
Engineering & ComputingCaroline Hopkinson, 344-3019
Foreign LanguageLauren McMillan, 344-3005
Health ProfessionsJudith Garrison, 344-3012
HistoryCaroline Hopkinson, 344-3019
LiteratureLauren McMillan, 344-3005
Military ScienceVivian Bynoe, 344-3028
MusicLauren McMillan, 344-3005
Philosophy & Religious StudiesLauren McMillan, 344-3005
Physics & AstronomyJudith Garrison, 344-3012
Political Science & International StudiesVivian Bynoe, 344-3028
PsychologyCaroline Hopkinson, 344-3019
Public & Non-Profit StudiesVivian Bynoe, 344-3028
Public HealthJudith Garrison, 344-3012
Sociology & AnthropologyVivian Bynoe, 344-3028
Writing & LinguisticsLauren McMillan, 344-3005

Research consultations for individuals

Faculty and students with a declared major are encouraged to contact the liaison librarian for their department with any library or research related questions or concerns. Your librarian can schedule an individualized research consultation to work with you privately and at your convenience. Whether you are re-orienting yourself to a college library or working on a major research project, time spent with a reference librarian is guaranteed to save you hours and effort in the long run.

Library instruction targeted to class projects

Instruction sessions designed for any stage of the research process can make a big difference to students working on papers or projects. Contact your librarian liaison whenever you plan or implement an assignment involving library research. In addition to in-class instruction librarians create online guides with resources relevant to your assignments and video tutorials for just-in-time review of essential strategies.

Workshops on databases and topics for interested faculty

Lane Librarians are the friends you can turn to when you need to polish your research abilities. The world of information is changing rapidly and the skills and strategies that worked well a couple of years ago may be out-of-date today. Talk to a librarian about what is new and useful and may warrant a refresher session for you or your group.

Reference & Instruction Librarians

Judith Garrison, Head of Reference & Instruction
Caroline Hopkinson, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Reference & Instruction librarian
Lauren McMillan, Reference & Instruction librarian
Vivian Bynoe, Reference & Instruction librarian

Last updated: 8/27/2019