As just about any historian in the Department of History will tell you, research is often a long but rewarding process. One of the best resources for historians at Texas State is Margaret Vaverek, who is the History subject librarian at Alkek—and a History alum!
Whether you are a first-year student or a faculty member, she is invaluable when it comes to tracking down the materials you need to do your research. On Thursday, 5 September, and Monday, 9 September, she will be having tea and snacks with students at Alkek. Stop by, say hello, and share your research interests with her. Not sure what a subject librarian does? She explains in her own words:
As history librarian, I will help you search for, find, and obtain better and more sources for your research project than you might have found on your own, and it’ll take less time and effort.
We call these sessions research consultations
During the consultation, we will work together to search the catalog, relevant discipline-specific databases, and other resources depending on your research needs.
By the end of the consultation, you will have:
- Discovered lots of resources at Texas State and learned how to find and request materials from other libraries as well.
- Discovered a whole lot more about how to do academic research effectively & efficiently
Once you’ve pressed submit on your request, the request will come to me and I will then email you to schedule a time and provide directions to the space where the consult will take place.