Meet Us in the Library

This Fall, we’re launching a new location at the Reference Desk in the Newman Library, in addition to our location in NVC 8-185. It’s another way and place to work on your writing.

Are these appointments different?

Writing Center appointments at the Library can be especially helpful for students working on writing and presentations using sources or research, because we have the opportunity to collaborate with a reference librarian to provide you a fuller range of writing and research support. But these appointments with our consultants aren’t just for research: no matter what you’re working on, we’re happy and ready to help you.

How do I make an appointment?

Just as in the main Writing Center, you can make 50-minute appointments with a consultant using our online scheduler. When you sign in to our scheduler, use the pull-down menu at the top of the page to select “Fall 2013: Newman Library Reference Desk.” You can schedule an appointment for any time you see a white box.


Do you take walk-ins?

Just as in the main Writing Center, if nobody’s scheduled for that hour’s appointment, we’re happy to work with students on a walk-in basis. If you’re interested in walking in, be sure to get your name on the sign-in sheet in the black binder at the Reference Desk; it’s how we keep track of who’s waiting for an appointment. The Writing Center’s front desk or a consultant at the Library can provide you with more information; if you’re in the Library and the consultant is meeting with another student, you can also talk to a reference librarian, who can help you find out when the next appointment is available.