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Phone: (202) 478-1544


Are you starting your research or hitting a roadblock and not finding what you need? A librarian can meet with you individually or with a small group at a critical moment in your research. We will help you through the process.

Individual appointments are also available to faculty and staff who would like an orientation to the Library's resources and services. Contact your liaison librarian to set up an appointment (see below). 

Liaison Librarians

Contact your department's liaison librarian to set up a research appointment, request in-class instruction or orientation, or to suggest a purchase. 

DepartmentLibrary Staff LiaisonFaculty Liaison
Art & the Book, BAPat Reid, 202-478-1545Kerry McAleer-Keeler
Art Education, MA & MATMario Ascencio, 202-478-1543Annie Storr
Art Studies, BAJacqueline Protka, 202-639-1765Bernard Welt
Digital Media Design, BFA     Mario Ascencio, 202-478-1543 
Exhibition Design, MAJacqueline Protka, 202-639-1765Clare Brown
Fine Art, BFAJacqueline Protka, 202-639-1765Pat Autenrieth
Fine Art Photography, BFATansy Matthews, 202-639-1822TBD
Graphic Design, BFAMario Ascencio, 202-478-1543Johan Severtson 
Interior Design, BFAMario Ascencio, 202-478-1543Erin Miller
Interior Design, MAMario Ascencio, 202-478-1543Jonathan Healey
New Media Photojournalism, MATansy Matthews, 202-639-1822TBD
Photojournalism, BFATansy Matthews, 202-639-1822TBD




Library staff hold workshops throughout the semester. These workshops focus on specific aspects of research. Current offerings include:

  • Advanced searching in databases
  • Bibliography and citation management (Zotero)
  • Image databases
  • Thesis submission

Look in Library News for workshop dates and locations, or contact Jacqueline Protka, (202) 639-1765 or

We encourage you to bring your own mobile device to the workshop (laptop, tablet, or smartphone).

Research Guides

Want to get started on your own? Visit our Research Guides.

Have a suggested topic for a research guide? Contact Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator Victor Benitez, (202) 478-1544 or

How do I...? Videos

View step-by-step instructional short videos covering a variety of library and research tasks and questions.