When students meet, by-appointment, with a librarian, the librarian can tailor support to the unique needs of that student. Establishing a supportive relationship, we can work with them throughout their research process. This is richer, more personalized support than what we can offer at a service desk. Many students prefer to work with librarians this way, and are familiar with appointment-based academic support from how they receive writing, career, and other forms of support. Encourage your students to meet with a librarian (students will see appointment options at this page) at the outset of any research project or class assignment with a significant research component. Students can also directly schedule meetings with librarians using Starfish in the student portal.