Suzanne Klinger

Head, Reference Services
Phone
253-692-4443
Unit: 
Degrees
M.A.
Librarianship -- Thesis: The Swallow Press Archives: A Finding Guide with Background on the Swallow Press and its Signficance
University of Chicago
B.A.
Ancient Greek
Gettysburg College
Introduction

As the Head of Reference and Research Services at UW Tacoma I oversee the one-on-one reference and research help desk -- a great place in the Snoqualmie Building  for students to get help locating resources for their assignments.   Prior to coming to UW Tacoma in 1990, I was a Government Documents Librarian at the University of New Mexico, the University of Illinois, Chicago and Duke University.  My subject specialty areas are Communication, History, Sociology, and Urban Studies.

I have been to all 50 states and love the rainy weather of western Washington.

 For students, I can:

  • Meet with you individually to discuss your topic and possible research strategies
  • Recommend the best databases to search for your research topic
  • Answer your questions via email, phone, or in-person
  • Tell you about library services

My primary goal in working with students is to help you take advantage to the best of your abilities of the resources available at this university.  And, my advice to students is to stay curious your entire life.  See your education here as just one step in your life-long learning.

For faculty, I can:

  • Create a webpage tailored to your class assignments
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library materials into your class assignments
  • Tell you about library services for you and your research
  • Act as a liaison communicating the department's concerns and needs to library administration

 

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