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Kevin Seeber - Education and Outreach Services Department Head

Kevin seeks to engage students in instruction and connect their past information seeking experiences with new concepts. He encourages group discussions, and aims to make in-class exercises that are authentic to students’ research processes.

Lorrie Evans - Teaching and Learning Program Lead

To introduce students to the interpretive dance that is research, Lorrie uses classroom activities to develop confidence, spark questions and expose this nonlinear process. She takes a student-centered and active-learning approach to more fully experience the research landscape. When students leave the class wondering where this will all lead, they are starting to dance.

Rachel Stott - Online Learning Program Lead Librarian

Rachel strives to create authentic, student-directed learning opportunities. Through open discussion, critical thinking, and active learning, she encourages students to acknowledge that while research is often messy, building information literacy knowledge and skills will serve them well beyond the classroom.

Eric Baker

This former mechanic believes that nothing beats the right tool for the right job. When your job is online research, Eric teaches the specialized techniques that make databases your best research tool—for this job & many, many more to come!

Tom Beck

A knowledge of research essentials is necessary for the education and future employment of our students, and Tom imparts that knowledge through teaching. He makes himself available to students both in and out of the classroom, to continue their learning experience. During that process, he shares the importance of learning as a lifelong endeavor, which will enrich their lives in ways yet unrealized.

Mary Dodge

Mary enjoys meeting students where they are and exploring the possibilities for research. She teaches students to define their research needs and to identify the best available resources whether in the library or throughout Colorado. Mary loves the moments when students realize that research is within their grasp.

Geoff Johnson

Geoff wants students to be in on the conversation. Fostering an interactive, student-driven learning environment, Geoff asks students to solve realistic research problems in class to develop skills and strategies that will serve them well beyond any one assignment.

Nikki McCaslin

Nikki enjoys helping students identify, locate, and evaluate information resources they will need to become successful student and professional researchers. Using student topics of interest and hands-on training, Nikki’s classes explore and discuss a variety of resources and search and refinement strategies.

Kodi Saylor

Curiosity is a core aspect of Kodi's information literacy instruction. Encouraging students to choose topics relevant to them and harnessing their interests and curiosity allows students to take ownership of their research process. She works to empower students as they find and evaluate the information they need to reach their learning goals.

Karen Sobel

Karen believes in developing transferable skills through her library instruction. She also believes that library instruction serves as an equalizing force in the classroom, empowering students with all kinds of educational backgrounds to perform successful research.

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  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for information about when this service will be available.

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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    Take a quick tour to learn about the research tools on this page.