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The Reference & Information Literacy department is the primary information center for Fogler Library, and is located on the first floor.  We staff a physical Help Desk, and you can find the hours listed here.

We also provide assistance through text, chat, email and phone.

Librarians in the department have subject expertise in the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the natural, health, and physical sciences. The subject librarians work to develop our collections in their specialized areas, as well as provide individual and course-related instruction in identifying and using appropriate information resources. 

Meet Your Subject Librarian

Every department has a subject librarian, who is available for one-to-one, or small group, research assistance. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to make appointments with their subject librarians. We look forward to working with you!


Faculty can contact their subject librarian to provide instruction for the particular research needs of their classes.  This can be an in-person class, and/or a Web-based course guide.  Below is a link to the Course Guides currently in use.  Please contact your Subject LIbrarian if you'd like to arrange for library instruction.


Reference Services also coordinates a variety of events designed to engage the campus community with information resources.  

  • Book clubs - contact Amber Gray for more information or if you have topic ideas
  • Workshops on information tools -  contact Grace Liu for more information or if you have topic ideas
  • Wikipedia editing workshops - contact Jen Bonnet to schedule a themed "edit-a-thon" for your campus club, or for a class.

Check our Calendar for the latest schedule.

Research Data Management

We also can provide advice and some assistance regarding Research Data Management.  Contact Nancy Curtis is you have questions, and check out our guide.

5729 Fogler Library · University of Maine · Orono, ME 04469-5729 ; (207) 581-1673

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