Research, Instruction & Digital Scholarship

Research service in The College of Wooster Libraries is available to all members of the College and its communities. The department is staffed by several librarians, each specializing in a set of curricular areas, as well as by trained student assistants. The department's primary purpose is to guide students, faculty, staff, and the general public in conducting effective research using resources available to them.

Research Desk Hours

Andrews/Gault Libraries

Desk located on 1st floor of Andrews Library

  • Monday-Thursday - 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday - 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Timken Science Library

Ask at the Circulation Desk for the Science Librarian

  • Monday-Thursday - 8 a.m. - Midnight
  • Friday - 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday - Noon - Midnight

Special Collections

The reading room is open to the public during regular hours. Reference requests should be directed to either:

Research Consultation Appointments

Individualized research consultations with librarians in their areas of expertise are available, by appointment, to all College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff. Whether you are just starting your First-Year Seminar project, are working on your IS, or are just having difficulty locating relevant material, the librarian will be happy to plan a meeting with you for up to an hour, to discuss and review appropriate research strategies and library resources.

To request a research consultation, please complete the online Research Consultation Request Form.

Librarians Staffing the Research Desk

Name Department Phone
Mark Gooch Collection Management & Discovery Services 2522
Elys Law Research, Instruction & Digital Scholarship 2443
Catie Newton Research, Instruction & Digital Scholarship 2225
Zachary Sharrow Science Library 2280

Librarian Specialization by Curricular Area