Welcome & Orientation

Highlights of the libraries for new Smithies

Get Assistance from Peers

Library Research Mentors from left to right: Kerry LaRose '26, Matilda Boal '25, Lola Anaya '24, Alesandra Powell '26 & Jenna Chadwick '25


Library Research Mentors work in the Neilson Library’s Learning Commons to provide research support to their peers, helping other students to find books on specific topics, locate peer-reviewed articles, format their citations and more.

Library Research Mentors are available for drop-in hours:

  • Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1-4 p.m.

The Research Mentors help ensure that research assistance is available during evenings and weekends; research librarians are typically available for consultation and meetings between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m on weekdays.

The Neilson Library Learning Commons is a cross-departmental space that connects students to a number of academic support services, such as writing assistance and tutoring.

Become a Library Research Mentor

If you're interested in becoming a Libary Research Mentor, complete the interest form and we will notify you when we have open applications.