Find your personal librarian by school or program:
School of Medicine
School of Public Health
Kayla Del Biondo
School of Nursing
What is The Personal Librarian Program?
The Personal Librarian Program gives you a direct contact in the library. We provide you with reliable information and clear direction at all stages of your journey here at the Yale School of Medicine. If we don’t know the answer, we'll find someone who does.
History of the Program
The program was conceived in 1996 by Jan Glover and Judy Spak as a novel way to reach out to students in the medical center (read their article). The program matches students with a librarian as they matriculate – a relationship that is maintained throughout the student’s journey at Yale. The model has been adopted by the Yale Library system and other universities.
When should I reach out to my Personal Librarian?
Here are a few ways Personal Librarians have been used in the past:
One-on-one or small group instruction on databases and tools
Guide you to specific resources as your research and learning needs evolve
Connect you with other university staff and faculty
Consult about research projects
Help articulate good research or clinical questions
Develop strong search strategies
Help get materials