*Resources for Instruction in the Social Sciences

Librarian Charlene


I offer 1:1 and group research consultation services tailored to your specific need.

  • Engage in a short informational interview where I ask questions to get to the root of your information goals.
  • Explore and engage with resources that target your information needs.
  • Apply information strategies that assist you in acquiring access to resources.
  • Evaluate information sources for reliability and relevance.
  • Create a plan for next steps in your information process.

To schedule a research consultation, email Charlene at

Instructional Sessions

I offer various types of instructional sessions that can be tailored to individual courses:

  • Diving Into Research: Inquiry, Exploration, Topic Selection, Search Strategy, and Project Management
  • Joining the Conversation: Engaging with Scholarly Resources, Evaluating Information, Synthesizing Themes, and Finding Voice
  • Information and Media Evaluation: Asking the Right Questions, Fact Checking, Analyzing Authority and Methodology, and Incorporating News into Research
  • Databases, Books, and Accessing Information: Using Library Tools to Find and Access Information Online and in Print
  • Primary Sources and Archival Studies: Analyzing Library Archives for Academic Research and Instruction
  • Library Resources for Instruction: Finding Resources to Grow Your Pedagogy

To schedule an appointment to discuss library instruction, email Charlene at


I offer several workshops, that can be tailored to individual assignments:

  • Information Navigation: Engage meaningfully with an online video, a news source, a scholarly article, and an empirical article. Participants will use fact-checking tools, explore the concepts of authority and methodology, and gain an understanding of common information formats and applications.
  • Weaving Threads to Construct Knowledge: Understand the purpose and structure of the literature review process. Participants will explore three common types of literature reviews, review writing strategies for synthesis and analysis, and discuss the concepts of scholar/researcher identity and author voice.
  • Peer-Review Workshop: Partner up to gain perspective on your research and your writing. Participants will be guided through the process of peer review, scholarly discourse, and academic ethics. 

To schedule a library workshop, email Charlene at

Subject Librarians

Research is often interdisciplinary in nature, and you have access to librarians with specialties in many areas.

To learn more about my subject areas and research specialties, click here. To find another GSU subject specialist, click here. To contact the Online Learning Librarian, click here.

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