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Reference Librarians

When you need help searching for books or articles, formatting your bibliography, or tracking down information, the Reference Desk is the place to go. It is on your left as you enter the Library, staffed by degreed librarians eager to help you.

If you need research help and you're not in the Library, you can also call us at (318) 342-1071 or email us at reference@ulm.edu. You can email us instantly using this form also. We can also set up Zoom sessions to conduct in-depth research queries too!

Your Subject Librarians (or Liaisons)

Need a librarian to teach your class about using the library? Not sure who you should consult for research help for a specific discipline? The reference librarians can help. Here is a list of what they can do and who to contact.

Subject liaisons can:

  • Receive recommendations for purchases - books, periodicals, or electronic resources (such as databases)
  • Conduct tours of the library
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction (sometimes called “library sessions”) for classes. These classes can be tailored to specific assignments or classes, or can be overviews of the Library’s resources
  • Help develop research assignments
  • Assist with and collaborate on research

Every department on campus has a subject librarian – check the list below to see who is and how to contact your librarian, or click here to browse by subject. Feel free to contact us. If you're unsure who to ask, just Ask A Librarian.

  • Jessica Louque: Political Science; Criminal Justice; Communication and English; School of Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Dance, Music); School of Sciences including Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics

    Email: louque@ulm.edu
    Phone: 318-342-1060

  • John Swearingen: Gerontology; Psychology; Social Work; School of Allied Health including Dental Hygiene, Health Studies, Kinesiology, Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Studies, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, and Speech-Language Pathology; School of Nursing; School of Pharmacy including Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences and Clinical Sciences

    Email: swearingen@ulm.edu
    Phone: 318-342-3045

  • Heather Pilcher: History

    Email: pilcher@ulm.edu
    Phone: 318-342-1054 

  • Rebecca Yantis: School of Education; World Languages; School of Accounting, Financial & Information Sciences including Accounting, Computer Information Sciences (CIS), Computer Science, and Finance; School of Construction Management; School of Management including Agribusiness, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Management (formerly Aviation), Business Administration, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management & Insurance

    Email: yantis@ulm.edu
    Phone: 318-342-3042

Subject List