J. Angela (Angie) Wiehagen

Library & Information Science
University of Washington

I joined the UW Tacoma Library as a librarian in September 2015; previously I worked on the Research Services team at the UW Information School and as a research librarian at the Boeing Library.  My primary roles at UW Tacoma are to provide research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and the community through the Library’s reference services, and to teach research and information literacy skills to students both in classes and at the Library.  I am here to help students become the best researchers that they can be.  I strongly believe that the information literacy skills that students gain in college are skills that they can apply in many areas of their lives, with lifelong and far-reaching benefits.

I am the library liaison to the following academic areas:

How I can help you:

For students

  • Point you to the best databases, digital collections, and other library sources for your research topic, and discuss research strategies for effectively using them
  • Troubleshoot difficult research questions with you
  • Answer your questions in class, at the reference desk in Snoqualmie, and via email, phone, and online chat
  • Meet with you for a personal consultation to help you plan your research project and strategies for finding sources

For faculty

  • Visit your classes to teach sessions on using UW Libraries to conduct research, generally or for specific assignments
  • Create tailored online research guides for your classes
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library resources into your syllabi
  • Meet with your students individually
  • Purchase books and other library materials needed for your courses
  • Act as a liaison communicating your department's concerns and needs to library administration

For all library users

  • Answer your questions about using UW Libraries and the UW Tacoma Library specifically
  • Point you to the best library resources for conducting your research