TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Reference Department

Location: The Reference Department is located on first floor of the Library.
Telephone: (660) 785-4051    
FAX: (660) 785-4538

Reference Department staff help library users locate information and research material.
The Library Service Desk on the first floor is the first stop for those who need assistance in learning what resources are available and how to use them. The Library Service Desk will refer research questions to Reference Department staff who are "on-call" all hours the library is open. During the regular semester a librarian is on duty until 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and a student worker is available  from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Check out this page for more ways to contact the Reference Department for assistance.

Reference librarians give library tours and workshops on information resources. Faculty may invite a reference librarian to explain and demonstrate sources of  interest to a particular class.  An electronic classroom with 30 computers is available in the library for this purpose.  For more information see Classroom Support for Faculty.

The Reference Department maintains the Government Documents Collection as well as the Reference Collection.  Reference books include:  almanacs, biographical information, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, maps, phonebooks, research tools, statistics, and style guides. They are shelved on the first floor.  Many electronic resources are also available.


Reference Department Staff

Allen, Lori - Interlibrary Loan Assistant 785-4534
Glaubitz, Lisa - Reference Librarian 785-7412
Hamilton, Susan - Reference/Periodicals Assistant 785-4043
Lockhart, Carol - Reference Librarian 785-7417
McGurk, Daniel - Electronic Services Librarian 785-4528
Rearick, Daisy - Reference/Periodicals Librarian 785-4048
Romine, Janet - Department Head 785-7418
Weddle, Janice - Reference/Documents Assistant 785-4542

Interlibrary Loan is part of the Reference Department.  Through this service students, faculty, and staff may obtain materials from other libraries when Pickler Library resources have been exhausted.  Items may be requested by:
                           (1) Logging onto Interlibrary Loan Services
                           (2) Using the "Interlibrary Loan" link in many databases.

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