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Research Support

The libraries support the research of every scholar, novice to expert, at any stage of the research process.

Find Your Subject Specialist
  • There's a librarian who specializes in your area of research. Check in with your subject specialist for suggestions and advice at any stage of your project.
  • Spring 2021: Librarians are available via Zoom, chat, and email - see below.
  • Research & Information Associates (RIAs) provide peer research support. They are familiar with Swarthmore's library resources and can help you get started with a project.

Subject Specialist Librarians

Andrea Baruzzi

Science Librarian


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7685
  2. Cornell Library 109

Sarah Elichko

Social Sciences + Data Librarian


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5786
  2. McCabe Library
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Donna Fournier

Performing Arts Librarian


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8231
  2. Underhill Music & Dance Library

Subject specialist for Dance, Music, and Theater.

Schedule an appointment.

Pam Harris

Associate College Librarian for Research + Information


  1. Phone: (610) 690-2056
  2. McCabe Library

Lorin Jackson

Black Studies Librarian and Interim Head of Access + User Services


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8478
  2. McCabe Library 112

Subject specialist for Black Studies.

Schedule an appointment.

Nabil Kashyap

Digital Scholarship Librarian


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8543
  2. McCabe Library 110

Subject specialist for English Literature and Film & Media Studies.

Schedule an appointment.

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Roberto Vargas

Research Librarian for Humanities + Interdisciplinary Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 957-6107
  2. McCabe Library 120
Roberto Vargas