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The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

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First-year Personal Librarians

Vedder Hall's Personal Librarian (Floors 1 & 2)

What can your First-year Personal Librarian do for you?

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting resources and programs
  • Assist you with your research assignments by helping you identify the best sources and formulate search strategies
  • Answer your questions about library services and resources
  • Connect you with librarians across all subject areas
  • Support you even when you’re not on campus—for example if you’re on break
  • Help you when you don’t know where to start, or can’t think of what to do next!

Your First-year Personal Librarian is Carrie Pirmann.

Carrie Pirmann is the Social Sciences Librarian at Bertrand Library. She works with students in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies & Sciences, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s & Gender Studies. She also helps students with questions related to finding and using data, and facilitates the library’s Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows program.

A Pennsylvania native, Carrie attended Gettysburg College, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology in Women’s Studies. She earned a Master of Liberal Studies in Women’s Studies from Eastern Michigan University, and then attended the University of Illinois, where she earned both a Master of Science in Library & Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Library & Information Science. A perpetual student, she is currently working on a Master of Education degree in Diversity & Equity in Education, through an online program at the University of Illinois.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys reading, traveling, useless trivia, and researching her family history. She is owned by two goofy cats, Annie and Giana.