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Resources for Staff Members: Research Assistance

Research Assistance


Miles Dame

Outreach Assistant

James B. Duke Library, office 133A



Laura Baker

Outreach Librarian

James B. Duke Library, office 130



Jenny Colvin

Associate Director for Outreach and Access Services

James B. Duke Library, office 132



Mary Fairbairn

Outreach Librarian

James B. Duke Library, office 133D



Steve Richardson

Outreach Librarian

James B. Duke Library, office 133C



Patricia Sasser

Music and Outreach Librarian

Maxwell Music Library



Paige Dhyne

Science and Outreach Librarian

Sanders Science Library



Libby Young

Outreach Librarian

James B. Duke Library, office 133B



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Ask A Librarian

  • visit us at the Research Assistance Desk
  • call us individually or we can be reached at the Research Assistance Desk (x2195)
  • email us individually or use the departmental email address:
  • chat with us via the chat widget on the library homepage
  • text us at 864-214-7172

Research Assistance Desk Hours

Whether you're looking for a book, searching for articles in one of the library's databases, or scanning microfilm, we're happy to assist. We can show you how to use the library's catalog and databases effectively and efficiently.


Research Assistance Desk hours during the academic year:

Monday - Thursday 10 am - midnight
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
Sunday 2 pm - midnight


Where is the Research Assistance Desk?

The Research Assistance Desk is located on the entry level of the James B. Duke Library. To visit our offices, please feel free to walk behind the desk and down the hallway. 


Take a tour of the library!

Contact your library liaison, Laura Baines, to arrange a tour of the library. Find out more about our physical and digital collections including books, journals, popular magazines, newspapers, movies, audiobooks, music, online resources, library spaces available for meetings and interviews, and see historical treasures in Special Collections and Archives. Tours typically last 30-45 minutes., x3203