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If you wish to have one-on-one research assistance from a librarian, please fill out the form below. When indicating a date and time please allow a minimum of five business days. You will be contacted by one of our professional librarians when the form is received. These sessions are on a first come, first served basis and are dependent upon the librarians’ schedules. Click here for Direct Booking. We look forward to assisting you.

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Direct Booking

For quicker service, you can directly book a librarian session up to 2 hours before the appointment time. Just click on the librarian's name below and follow the instructions in the pop up window.


Stefanie Lapka  -  -  956-665-3331

Stefanie is the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. She strives to connect students to resources in meaningful and innovative ways. She is a subject expert in the areas of Chemistry, Clinical Lab Sciences, and Dietetics.


Carl Nelson  -  -  956-665-2753

Carl has been a reference/instruction librarian here at the university for five years. He orders materials for the Political Science, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Collections. He is also advisor for the Anime and Video Game student organizations here on campus.


Andrew Portner  -  -  956-665-2877

Andrew is a reference/instruction librarian who enjoys helping students find information and teaching them techniques to improve their research. He can help students with a wide variety of subject areas, including Physical Sciences, History Environmental Studies, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, and many more.


Carol Weber  -  -  956-665-3301

Carol is a reference/instruction librarian whose subjects include Social Work, Social Sciences, Education, English, Health Sciences, and Nursing. Carol's Office is located in Room 2.105.


Kelly Leu  -  -  956-665-2623

Kelly is the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian. In addition to copyright, her subject specialties include music and education. She enjoys working with curious researchers showing how the library can help with class projects and research assignments.