Faculty members wishing to refer their students to the library for assistance with research projects, or other academic work that involves seeking, evaluating, and using information from an increasingly diverse array of print, digital, or multi-media sources, can now make that connection through BlueStar.
BlueStar is a “one-stop shop” for connecting students with the network of faculty, staff, and academic advisors who can help them succeed in their coursework and direct them to learning support services housed in the Richardson Library Learning Commons, and elsewhere on campus. BlueStar was launched in 2014 as a key component in the university’s strategic commitment “to focus the entire university community on student learning and success,” and as part of the “Foundations for Success” program. First through the development of the Learning Commons, and now through the integration of research assistance (including scheduled research consultations) in BlueStar, the DePaul University Library has established itself as an important part of our students’ “success network.”
Research help from DePaul University librarians and peer research tutors is available in-person, by telephone, and online. For more in-depth questions or advanced assistance, appointments for research consultations are available throughout the academic year. For more information on Learning Commons programs, please contact Krystal Lewis, Information Commons Librarian.