Subject Librarians and Research Appointments

Subject Librarians and Research Appointments

The UWM Libraries have subject librarians to serve every academic department.  Depending on what major your student is pursuing, there is a research expert to assist with research questions.

Of course, if students need immediate research help, there is walk-up service seven days a week in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons. If your student wants to sit down one-on-one with a librarian who is a subject expert in their major or course subject, they can schedule an appointment using our online form.

Also, the UWM Libraries house several distinct libraries and collections such as the American Geographical Society Library, Archives, Music Library, Special Collections, and a Curriculum Collection to serve our education majors. Each of these areas will have subject experts and offer one-on-one assistance to students as well.

Another library at the UWM Libraries is the Media and Reserve Library. The reserve collection has books and materials that professors and instructors have set aside for students to use in the library. This could include everything from supplemental readings, DVDs, course textbooks and even a plastic skeleton for our anatomy and physiology students.

The Media and Reserve Library also has of 300+ pieces of technology for students to check out seven days a week. There are Chromebook laptops, video recorders with tripods, audio recorders, and scientific calculators for students to check out.

Article courtesy of Molly Susan Mathias, MA/MLIS, User Experiences Librarian, UWM Libraries,, 414-229-6204