The University of Washington Libraries are interactive, interdisciplinary spaces for scholarship where technology and information come together. UW Librarians work with students and faculty to equip students with the skills and resources needed to be successful researchers, scholars and informed citizens in an information-rich world.
About the program
The Honors Librarian Program is designed to introduce entering students to the University of Washington Libraries and the Honors Portfolio. You and a small group of students are matched with a Librarian in Honors 100, forming a small peer cohort. This relationship will continue throughout your career at UW. Honors Librarians serve as a connection to the University Libraries and as resources for your portfolio and your research needs.
After you declare a major, your Honors Librarian can introduce you to your subject specialist, a librarian with expertise in your academic discipline, who will help you with research in your major.
How can librarians help you?
- We support your research through one-on-one consultations, 24/7 online chat, at reference desks at all libraries and even offer library research awards -- just ask us!
- We create short video tutorials to help students effectively use and understand complex research tools
- We have subject expertise and serve as liaisons to majors and departments across campus
- We buy books, films and electronic journals for the University
- We teach research skills and resource workshops, and much more!
So, what can you expect from your Honors Librarian?
- Your Librarian will communicate with you and your peer cohort via email with information about resources and programs for students, cohort meetings and workshops, and more.
- Ask us: Contact your Librarian for general questions, for help finding information for your research assignments and projects, and as a resource when you don't know where to start.
- We are available to consult with you one-on-one or in cohorts.