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How Can Librarians Help?

Your MJC librarians can help you with a wide variety of research-related tasks. For example, we can help you:

  • Understand your assignment or writing prompt
  • Define your research topic
  • Find background information to get you started
  • Help you create your research questions to focus your search for information and the flow of your paper
  • Find detailed information from reliable sources to answer your research questions and build a body of evidence for the points you want to make in your paper or speech
  • Learn to format your paper in the style required by your teacher. These are typically MLA, APA, or Chicago styles

All of this help is free and all you have to do is walk in the door! 

Work with a Librarian

Work with a Librarian

There are two ways librarians can help you personally with your research.

  • Drop-in Research Help: No appointment needed. Just walk into the Library & Learning Center on either East or West campus during our regular hours and a librarian will be at the Research Help desk to work with you.
  • Online Research Appointments: Back by popular demand, we are also offering 30-minute online research appointments. To schedule an appointment, click on the button below. You can also choose to work with a particular librarian or just choose any one of us who is available at the time you need. Once you schedule your appointment, your librarian will contact you with your meeting information.


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Faculty Librarians

Stella Beratlis

Stella Beratlis

Librarian, Outreach & Equity
Liaison with: 

  • Fitness & Health Professions
  • Industry & Trades
  • Public Safety

(209) 575-6245

Iris Carroll

Librarian, Reference Coordinator and OER
Liaison with:

  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business & Computing

(209) 575-6082

Susan Cassidy

Susan Cassidy

Librarian, Collection Development
Liaison with:

  • Language Arts & Education

(209) 575-6807

Kathleen Ennis

Kathleen Ennis

Librarian, Instruction Coordinator
Liaison with:

  • Arts, Performance & the Humanities

(209) 575-6409

Mike Leamy

Librarian, Library Systems
Liaison with:

  • Agriculture
  • Science, Engineering & Math

(209) 575-6254