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About me, where to find me, and what times I can meet

Amanda Matava

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Amanda Matava

Availability

Hello! I'm Amanda, the Digital Media Librarian.

I oversee digitization projects of archival, print, image and audiovisual materials, and assist in cataloging the items and making them accessible to faculty, students, and researchers.

See our librarians' availability on the Meet with a Librarian page. Currently, all research librarians are working remotely, but you can still schedule research appointments with us. Instead of meeting in person, we will email you a link to a Zoom meeting which you can join during the designated appointment time.

Fall 2020

This fall 2020, I am the designated librarian for FYSM-198, Reading & Writing Creative Nonfiction, with Irene Papoulis. 

Please feel free to check my availability and reach out with questions as you navigate your first semester, and see the research guide below for assistance with finding resources! 

Should I Meet with a Librarian?

Make an appointment if you think you need assistance with any of the following: 

  • refining your research question
  • establishing what the best information sources are for your research
  • identifying effective search terms to find relevant resources
  • learning what various search tools can do, and how they work
  • exploring different kinds of information and if they benefit your research
  • changing your research question as you find sources
  • getting access to specific materials you are having trouble locating
  • citing your sources correctly in a particular style
  • organizing your resources as you find them 
  • feeling overwhelmed with many resources
  • needing to figure out if a resource is relevant to your paper efficiently