Yale University Library


Personal Librarian: Heather Dean

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Heather wants to help you find stuff in the library.

Heather is an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library where she processes literary papers of both American and British authors.  She spends most of her days reading other people's manuscripts, diaries, and correspondence, in order to describe them and make them accessible to library patrons.  She is more than happy to meet with students over tea (or hot chocolate or coffee) to discuss their research.        

How can Heather help me?

Heather will:
  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting new resources and programs specifically for students, as well as with notices and timely reminders, such as extended Library hours during Reading Week and finals
  • Answer your questions about Library policies, procedures and services, such as RefWorks workshops and Borrow Direct
  • Assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources, and formulate your search strategies
  • Support you even when you’re not around (on vacation or away from Yale doing research)
  • Help you when you don’t know where to start, or you can’t think of what to do next
Heather won’t:
  • Set up your computer (i.e. NetIDs, VPN)
  • Do your research, make photocopies or write your paper for you
Heather Dean

Heather Dean
Personal Librarian

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 10am-12pm and by appointment

Office Location:
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


(203) 432-9027