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SharkWrites: Abraham Fischler College of Education: Request a Library Appointment

The NSU Libraries provide a vast array of online and onsite resources and services to help our Sharks keep swimming forward. Resources include popular fiction and academic non-fiction books, multimedia materials, full text e-journals and databases, research and course guides, study rooms and spaces, and access to innovative technologies and labs, such as 3D printing and digital media. Services include one-on-one librarian consultations to learn how to use library databases and resources, research and resource evaluation support, publication and citation support, workshops and programs, and more! 

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with an NSU Librarian to learn how to use library tools, please select your library below to submit a library appointment request:

(view instructions for Alvin Sherman Library appointments)

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NSU "Write from the Start" 

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Writing and Communication Center (WCC)

For assistance with the writing process, please make an appointment with a writing consultant.

Note: For help with EndNote, please make a library appointment (not WCC).


How to Submit an Appointment Request for the Alvin Sherman Library:

 1) Use our online request form.

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  • On the form, type your contact information and tell us a little about your research topic/assignment. (en español)

  • Appointments can be held online in Zoom or by phone. More...

 2) Tell us your availability.

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  • The more options you provide, the quicker we can fulfill your request.

  • A librarian will email you a meeting time based on your preferences.

 3) Make requests in advance.

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  • Requests must be made at least two business days in advance.

  • Appointments may last up to 30 minutes.

  • For more immediate assistance, contact our Reference Desk.


Alvin Sherman Library Appointment Policy

  • Library appointments are intended to teach patrons how to use the library and its resources.

    • Librarians can demonstrate how to use specific library tools, including citation resources (APA, MLA, Chicago).

    • Librarians are prohibited from doing patrons’ research or school-specific assignments and from editing/proofreading patrons' papers or citations.

  • Students enrolled in Health Profession Division (HPD) or Law programs should contact their respective NSU Library to request an appointment.

  • Evening and weekend appointments are limited and may be available on a case-by-cases basis.

  • Follow-up or additional appointments must be requested after the previous appointment has been completed.

  • Extended appointments may be scheduled on a case-by-case basis.

  • Patrons must be on time for their appointments. Patrons who are more than 10 minutes late will be asked to reschedule.