Schaffer Library

Ask A Librarian

The library is available to help you with your research needs! Librarians can help you identify research topics and strategies, search for and evaluate sources, navigate and access library collections, and develop digital scholarship projects. If you have a question or would like to talk to a librarian about your research, please contact us using one of the methods below.

Meet with a Librarian

You can schedule an appointment with a librarian using our electronic calendar. Librarians are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:30pm. You can either choose the first librarian available or select a specific librarian. If you need help using the online calendar, you can email us to set up an appointment at reference@union.edu.

Submit a Research Help Ticket

Submit a Research Help ticket to our LibAnswers ticketing system. Librarians will respond to tickets via email between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Email a Librarian

You can email a librarian at reference@union.edu. Librarians monitor emails between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Call a Librarian

You can call a librarian at (518) 388-6281. During the pandemic, we are monitoring voicemail, but will respond to messages using email. Please leave your email address as part of your message. Messages will be reviewed and responded to within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

Questions about data?

If you have questions about locating and acquiring data for your research, please contact Sean Tennant (tennants@union.edu).

Questions about the Bloomberg Terminal?

If you have questions about the Bloomberg Terminal and / or Bloomberg Market Concepts, please reach out to the Bloomberg Student Consultants (BSCs), Union College students who are experienced with the Bloomberg Terminal. You can email them at bloomberg@union.edu or book a virtual appointment with them during their open hours.