Schedule a Research Consultation

Arrange a one-on-one appointment that fits your schedule

Consultations can be held virtually or on the phone. Appointments are 30 minutes long. 

We can help with the following requests: 

  • Finding books, articles, and websites
  • Discussing and narrowing a topic for a research paper or assignment
  • Refining your searching techniques
  • Choosing the highest-quality information to use

Librarians cannot answer legal questions, and appointment coverage is limited to Otterbein-specific courses or assignments.

Appointments requested less than 24 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed. Call the Research Help Desk at (614-823-1984) if you have any questions.


To book an appointment with any available librarian, click Book a Research Consultation. 

To book a specific librarian by subject area, click the corresponding button below:


Kristin Cole

Subject Areas: Biology & Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Equine Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Academic Support Center. 

Picture of Rares Piloiu, LibrarianRares Piloiu

Subject Areas: Modern Languages, English, Religion & Philosophy, Music, Psychology, Theatre & Dance.

Picture of Allen Reichert, LibrarianAllen Reichert

Subject Areas:  Art, Business, Accounting & Economics, Communication, History/Political Science, Leadership, Legal Studies, Sociology.

Shiva Shakeri

Subject Areas: Business/MBA, Leadership

Picture of Jane, sitting on a bench in a gardenJane Wu

Subject Areas: Nursing (Undergraduate & Graduate), Health and Sports Sciences, Allied Health, Honors, Distinction, Digital Commons.

 Elizabeth Zeitz

 Subject Areas: Race and Ethnic Studies

 Administrative Liaison Areas: Otterbein Police Department,   Social   Justice and Activism/Diversity Program, Staff   Assembly, Humanities   Advisory Council