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About Carrie

Why Make an Appointment?

I hope you'll feel free to make an appointment to meet with me! There are lots of reasons you might want to do so.

We can...

  • come up with a solid strategy for researching your topic
  • refine your research topic
  • find and evaluate source material
  • identify people/experts on your topic
  • work through any troubling aspects of your research


About Me

I'm the Social Sciences Librarian here at Bucknell, although as I always say, I don't work with all of the social science departments. My subject specialties include: anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and women's and gender studies. I am also known as a census data expert in the library, and I love helping students with their research questions and hunting down obscure datasets. 

Sunset at Montour Preserve

I grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania and attended Gettysburg College for my B.A. in psychology and women's studies before relocating to the Midwest (Michigan and then Illinois) for more than a decade. I split my time in the Midwest between graduate school and working for the now closed bookstore chain Borders. I returned to PA in January 2011, when I joined the Research Services team here at Bucknell. I'm a perpetual student, and have master's degrees in women's studies, library science, and education. 

forget-me-notsOutside of work, I love to check out state parks and photograph nature, especially waterfalls and flowers. I also enjoy reading, researching my family history, and useless trivia. I am owned by two goofy cats, Giana and Annie. 

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Carrie Pirmann
Bertrand Library
Research Help Area, Room 112
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM