‘Book it’ at the Madison College libraries

Mark Luetkehoelter, Librarian

The Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers invite you to book it. 

The Libraries and Student Achievement Centers offer many opportunities for help in person, but with so much still being done online at this point, we want you to be aware of the multiples ways you can get help online. 

From the Libraries home page https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/library, there are several online ways to book help for your various needs: 

  • Book-a-Librarian 
  • Book-a-TechXpert 
  • Book-a-Tutor 
  • Book-a-Study Room 

The Book-a-Librarian service https://libreservations.madisoncollege.edu/reserve/librarian enables a student to get a free customized 30-minute appointment with a librarian to talk about research needs. Book it to get help finding reliable sources, learn how to use the library databases most effectively, or get help composing and formatting your papers. If you would like to have help from a librarian throughout the semester, consider booking a Personal Academic Librarian (PAL) at https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/PAL/choose.  

Similarly, if you have a question about a student technology issue, you can set up a free 30-minute appointment with one of our tech experts through Book-a-TechXpert https://libreservations.madisoncollege.edu/reserve/tech. Both Book-a-Librarian and Book-a-Techxpert are usually done through WebEx or some other video conferencing tool. 

If you’re looking for tutoring help, and an in-person tutor isn’t available, you can book a free 45-minute appointment with a tutor through Book-a-Tutor https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/bookatutor. 

Students may book up to seven 45-minute appointments per week (Sunday through Saturday) with a tutor. If you run into a situation where you can’t book a tutor at a convenient time you need it, consider using the 24/7 subscription tutoring service Brainfuse https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/onlinetutoring/login, where as a student you can get up to eight hours of free service a year. 

Brand new to Madison College this year is the tool Navigate https://students.madisoncollege.edu/navigate where among many other Madison College services, you can also book a librarian or academic engagement partner (professional tutor) during available times.  

Finally, if you’re looking for a quiet place to study by yourself or with someone, consider using Book-a-Study Room https://libreservations.madisoncollege.edu/. You can book an available study room up to two weeks in advance in any of the Madison College Libraries or Student Achievement Centers.  

So, to get online help in a variety of ways, just remember to book it!