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Personal Librarian Program: Personal Librarians

Alfred Universities Personal Librarians

All new students are assigned their very own Personal Librarian to be their initial contact for all their research needs as they start out at Alfred. 

If you don't know the name of your personal librarian, contact us at

Here are some of the things that your Personal Librarian can do:

  • Help you navigate the libraries’ print and online resources
  • Answer your questions about library policies, procedures, and services
  • Assist you with your research by helping you:
    • Choose a topic
    • Articulate research questions
    • Identify credible and reliable sources
    • Formulate effective search strategies
    • Put together a Works Cited page
  • ‚ÄčConnect you to the right people on campus for computer issues, writing assistance, tutoring, etc.

If there is anything research or library related that you need, feel free to contact your Personal Librarian in person, by phone, or by email. 

Art Librarian

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John Hosford
Pronouns: he/him/his
Scholes Library
Office # 234
607 871 2944

Collection Management Librarian

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Mark Smith
Room 118
Scholes LIbrary
Subjects:Dance, Music, Theatre

Brian Sullivan

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Brian Sullivan
Herrick Library, Room 110
Scholes Library, Room 229