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Research Resources Forum 2017

About the 2017 RRF

Congratulations on the beginning of your graduate studies at Northwestern University! Here at the start of this journey, we at Northwestern University Libraries are eager to share with you the ways we stand ready to be your partner in your research — from finding just the right database to making the critical connections that tie your discoveries together.

To get you started, we invite you to attend our annual Research Resources Forum on September 18. This program, presented in partnership with the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, The School of Communication, the Bienen School of Music, the School of Education and Social Policy, and The Graduate School, is a special introduction of library services for incoming doctoral students.

We invite you to join us join us on Monday, September 18 to discover the vast array of information resources and services available through the University Libraries.

  • 8:30 a.m. — Continental breakfast and opening session in the Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge, University Library, third floor
  • 9:00 a.m – Forum sessions in 45-minute blocks (see schedule in the tab above). Attend as many as your schedule allows!
  • 12:40 p.m. — Lunch in Deering Library (RSVP only)
  • 1:20 p.m. — Informal coffee with our librarian subject specialists
  • Drop-in sessions and library tours will follow the coffee

Please register in advance (by September 11, 2017).  Space is limited.

Other specially designed programs are listed in the attached guide. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Harriet Lightman or Geoff Morse, the librarian coordinators for the RRF. We hope to see you in the fall, and we wish you great success at Northwestern University.


Sarah M. Pritchard
Dean of Libraries and
Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian
Northwestern University

RRF Day Instructors

Instructors are listed alphabetically by last name

  • Steve Adams, Liaison for Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Life Sciences, Psychology
  • Ann Aler, Geospatial & Cartographic Specialist
  • Elsa Alvaro, Liaison for Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy
  • Martin Antonetti, Director of Distinctive Collections
  • Kathleen Bethel, African American Studies Librarian, Liaison for Caribbean Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Cunera Buys, Data Management Librarian, Liaison for Earth & Planetary Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Rachel Cole, Librarian, Transportation Library
  • Charlotte Cubbage,  Learning Services Librarian, Liaison for English, Radio/TV/Film, Performance Studies, Theatre, Comparative Literatures, American Studies
  • Chris Diaz, Digital Publishing Services Librarian
  • John Dorr, Head, Digital Scholarship and Liaison for French & Italian, Turkish Studies
  • Carol Doyle, Business & Management Librarian
  • Becca Greenstein, STEM Librarian
  • Michelle Guittar, Liaison for Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Liz Hamilton, Intellectual Property Specialist
  • John Hernandez, Web & Mobile Services Librarian and Liaison for Economics, Counseling, Latino/a Studies
  • Benn Joseph, Head of Archival Processing
  • Scott Krafft, Curator, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
  • Jason Kruse, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and Liaison for Sociology
  • Kevin Leonard, University Archivist
  • Li (Qunying) Li,  Librarian for East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies and South East Asian Studies, Education & Social Policy, Asian American Studies
  • Harriet Lightman, Head, Research & Learning Services and Liaison for History & American Studies
  • Cara List, Head, Art Collection and Liaison for Art & Art History
  • Gregory MacAyeal, Curator of the Music Library
  • Christina Maimone, Senior Computational Social Sciences Specialist, Academic & Research Technologies
  • Lauren McKeen, Web Manager and Liaison for Communication Studies
  • William McHugh, Liaison for Classics and Philosophy
  • Geoffrey Morse, Research Services Manager and Liaison for Religious Studies and Linguistics
  • Jeannette Moss, User Education Librarian and Liaison for Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Political Science
  • Florence Mugambi, African Studies Librarian
  • Janet Olson, Assistant University Archivist
  • Anna Ren, Engineering Librarian
  • Kelsey Rydland, GIS/Data Analyst
  • Roberto Sarmiento, Head, Transportation Library
  • Anne Marie Sticksel, User Spaces Coordinator
  • JIll Waycie, Archival Processing Specialist
  • Anne Zald, Assistant Head of Research & Learning Services for Government Information, Business & Geospatial Services, Liaison for Social Science Data and Regulatory Compliance

RRF Team

Harriet Lightman
Head, Research & Learning Services
Liaison for History & American Studies 
Geoff Morse
Research Services Manager
Liaison for Religious Studies & Linguistics
Carol Anthony
Multimedia Specialist
Carol Doyle
Business & Management Librarian
Melissa Jacobi 
PC Systems Specialist, Library Technology Division
Shelley Levine
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Li (Qunying) Li
Asian Studies Librarian
Liaison for Education & Social Policy
Cara List
Head, Art Collection
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Greg MacAyeal
Curator of the Music Library
Susan Oldenburg
Research Services Specialist
Anna Ren
Engineering Librarian
Drew Scott
Communications Specialist
Anne Zald
Assistant Head of Research & Learning Services for Government, Business, & Geospatial Service