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Research & Instructional Support

Research Support

Our Reference Librarians provide a variety of support services to the La Salle University Community:

  • 1-on-1 research assistance
    • at the Information Desk,
    • via email,
    • or virtually using Zoom.
  • Chat Reference service
  • Small group instruction/reference consultation

For any of these services please contact the reference, instruction & outreach librarian:

Bethany Amilkavich


phone: 215-951-1074


For guidance on how to get started with a paper and much more, visit our Research pages.

Research Consultations

Have more than a quick question? Schedule a research consultation with a reference librarian. This is great if you're new to research, are starting a research assignment, or if you just need a refresh on library resources.

  • Small groups welcome! 
  • Please include what you are hoping to get from the session, any information about your research (like your topic if you have one) in the notes section so the librarian can be prepared.
  • If you schedule a Zoom consultation, the invite link will be included in your confirmation email.


Instructional Support for Faculty

Librarians are available to help faculty incorporate Institutional Learning Outcomes into their research assignments.  We also can collaborate with faculty on embedding information literacy concepts into their courses and making suggestions for using relevant library resources.

Our instruction services include:

  • Formal classroom instruction
  • Course Related/Assignment Specific Instruction
  • In-Class Presentations
  • Hands-On Exercises

Classroom instruction should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to ensure the use of the Library classroom and allow time for dialog between faculty and teaching librarians.

A librarian will work with you to plan and deliver instruction relevant to your course and student research assignment.

A response to your request will be provided within 2 to 3 working days.               

To find out more, contact:

Bethany Amilkavich, Reference, Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Phone: 215-951-1074


University Archives Instruction

The Archives & Digital Initiatives Department offers basic primary-source research orientations and specialized instruction sessions that include content related to coursework or research projects. Sessions include an introduction to Archival resources and research methods using University Archives records, manuscript collections, photographs, film, and digital media. We’ll work with you to tailor the instruction session to your course's subject matter and learning objectives.

For more information please email:

Special Collections Instruction

The Department of Special Collections offers instructional sessions on topics relating to the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections. We welcome classes into our spaces to engage students in special areas of research with a unique, hands-on approach to orientation. We facilitate instructor-led class meetings and librarian-led orientations in our reading room.

To find out more, or to schedule a session, please contact

Heather Willever-Farr, Special Collections Librarian

Phone: 215-951-1454