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Meet with a Librarian: About the Program

Information about the Meet with a Librarian (formerly PERCS) program at Kent State University Libraries.

We're Here to Help

Meet with a Librarian appointments provide personalized research assistance. During an appointment, you’ll meet with a librarian specializing in your subject area who will help you identify and locate informational resources (like scholarly journal articles, data sets, or primary sources) that can be used to complete classroom assignments. Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour. Students and researchers should arrive on time to take advantage of the full hour of consultation time.

  • Individuals over 20 minutes late will need to reschedule their appointment. Please contact your librarian if you need to cancel your appointment. 
  • While we do our best to accommodate walk-in meetings, the scheduled option ensures that a librarian will have time to work with you and to do some preliminary exploration on your topic.

For Students & Faculty

To schedule a Meet with a Librarian appointment (Students & Faculty):

For Distance Learners

Important Information for Distance Learners:

  • Please be sure to request an online meeting when talking with your subject librarian. A computer with audio and video capabilities is required to participate in a Web conference consultation. WebEx is the Web conferencing software used by University Libraries. You will receive an email from WebEx with connection directions prior to your consultation time. Verify your computer's compatibility with WebEx before you meet with your librarian. Please connect a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time and have  all of the necessary assignment information available.
  • ​When contacting your subject librarian, remember that Kent State is on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Business Outreach

Entrepeneurs: Need Advice or Assistance? 

  • Entrepreneurs, businesses, and economic development agencies who need current and comprehensive business information are welcome to inquire about our extensive collection of information resources and our personal services. 
  • ​For more information, see our Business Outreach Guide.

For Community Members (Non Student, Faculty, or Staff)

Community Member? We're glad to help you:

  • You may schedule an appointment with one of our librarians depending on the nature of your question and librarian availability.
  • Email library@kent.edu to request an appointment.

Please note that we cannot provide homework help for students or perform research-for-hire services.

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Questions, Comments, or Concerns?

  • Ask Us. Kent State University Libraries offers multiple methods for users to receive help with their informational needs. From in-person to email and even IM and texting.