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COVID-19 Update: Although access to Gould Library remains closed, library staff will continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the Governor’s stay at home order, the library has moved to a virtual services model from March 28 through April 10, 2020. Our extensive collection of digital materials remains available, and the majority of library services are accessible remotely. Information on library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Spring 2020: Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance accessing resources and services.

Schedule an Appointment with Kristin

Schedule an Appointment with Kristin

I'm Happy to Meet with You - Virtually!

Schedule an Online Consultation

Prefer Unscheduled Questions and Response?

  • Email:
  • Phone 507-222-7668 (voicemail only)


Help from the Next Available Librarian


Feel free to consult my free/busy schedule.

Other Ways to Find Kristin (Spring 2020)

1. Instead of stopping by my office, email to see if I'm free to Zoom or Google Hangout.

2. Data Management Drop-In help

  • Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Time and Virtual Access TBA

Types of Questions Students Bring to Librarians

Here are a few ideas of the kinds of things students ask me in appointments:

  • How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that's hard to find.
  • Improving on existing searching: where else to look, can't find something you expected to find.
  • Not sure where to start and want to talk it through.
  • Tips for searching in an unfamiliar discipline.
  • Everything about searching for data - where to start, how to know what you're looking at, how long to keep trying, etc.
  • Not sure what I've found - is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?
  • How to use Catalyst - I haven't used libraries like this much or at all before.
  • I thought there would be lots of research, but I can't find much.
  • There is too much and I am not sure how to scope what I choose to read.
  • How to use Zotero or EndNote.
  • Wonder about resources I haven't found or used before.
  • How do I know when I've searched enough?

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