Research Services Librarians for Faculty and Staff

Research Services Librarians (RSLs) are assigned to each academic department from the Case School of Engineering, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Weatherhead School of Management. Research centers or other offices on campus may have an assigned librarian. Each librarian has background and expertise in the departments they serve.

Examples of how librarians can assist include:

  • Finding a specific resource, item, or information
  • Effectively using an item, resource, or service
  • Narrowing down a topic
  • Citing sources
  • Organizing a research strategy
  • Providing alternatives to a research process
  • Developing assignments around digital or information literacy topics
  • Advise on using remote instructional materials in KSL's Canvas Instruction Hub or Research Guide for Information Literacy Instruction

Find the contact information for your Research Services Librarian or use the Research Guide created for your area of research.


Research Help and Consultation:


  • We generally respond within 2 business days; may be longer during University closings

School of Medicine and medical affiliates are encouraged to contact the Cleveland Health Sciences Library.


Live Chat or Instant Zoom: 

  • Live Chat: Use the chat box on this page to connect with a librarian online, via Zoom or text chat
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)


  • Dial: 216.368.3506
  • Text Message: 216.220.8261

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