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Clark Faculty

Welcome to the Goddard Library! This guide will provide an overview of some opportunities available to you as a faculty member at Clark. Please contact us if you have any questions.



  • At Clark, both faculty and students do research.  Librarians are available to assist faculty with their research and teaching, and to work with them in developing students’ information literacy. We define information literacy as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.  These skills are critical for students to become  ifelong learners and like any set of skills they must be learned and practiced.

Research Services for Faculty

  • Research services for faculty are available in person or online.
  • Our librarians can assist you at all stages of the research process. Make an appointment or drop-in anytime during our desk hours.  We will also come to your office to discuss your research project.
  • Please contact Lawrence Bolduc, Head of Instruction, Research and, Access at

Building Students’ Research Skills and Information Fluencies

  • The Research librarians at Clark offer many options for assignments, classes, and engagement with your students inside and outside the classroom that will help them develop their research skills.
  • Personal Research Librarian:  Designated Research librarians will provide ongoing individual reference support to undergrad and grad students at key points in their Clark careers, from their First-Year to majors-related research to capstones or honor students. 
  • Consultation on Assignments:   Librarians are happy to work with you and your students on assignments including writing literature reviews or book reviews, citation searching, comparing primary resources.
  • Online research Guides:  Custom-designed LibGuides for your students and classes.
  • Course-related classes or Library orientations:  Librarians will work with you and your students in the classroom setting in order acclimate them to the Library,  help them develop skills in how to use the Library’s resources,  or be guided in the research process using resources both here and beyond Clark.
  • How to Videos Online!
  • Please contact Lawrence Bolduc, Head of Instruction, Research, and Access for more information about any of these opportunities.

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Research Skills Class

  • Please use our Library Instruction Request form to set up a time for the class.
    • We prefer to visit your classroom when possible, but can potentially meet in Goddard Library 422 (Fuller Music Room) or Goddard Library Instruction Lab (Goddard Library 218) if appropriate. 
  • We will support & reinforce your assignment(s) during the class. Allowing us to review your syllabus in advance is a great help.
  • Need a creative solution to your research assignment? We can help with that too.
  • A custom resource guide (known as LibGuides) are web-based and tailored for each class.

Personal Librarians

Individual and small group reference/research help is available for both faculty and students.  Appointments can be made on our website.  There is no limit to the number of meetings.  Reference hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.




The reference desk telephone is always answered by a live human being who is a reference librarian during our regularly scheduled hours. (M-F 9AM-5PM).  Please call us with any question. Or send us a question using the one of the options available on the library's LibAnswers page.

We are happy to meet with you one-on-one by appointment or on a drop-in basis to talk about your research needs, class sessions, interlibrary loan and library resources.