PAWS (or Personalized Assistance With Searching) is a way for you to get help from a librarian when you need it. Whether you're working on a short paper, a semester-long project, or another type of research, meeting with a librarian can help open doors to new and different sources for you.
A 30-minute appointment with a librarian is available to Bluffton students, faculty, and staff.
We can help with the following:
Click here to make a PAWS appointment. Meetings will usually be held in a librarian's office. After you submit the request form, we'll be in touch with a confirmation and the meeting location.
To get the most out of your PAWS appointment, you might spend a few minutes thinking about what you want to accomplish during your time with the librarian.
To help with this (and this is optional), you can print off and fill out the document below, and then bring it to your appointment.
Faculty interested in requiring PAWS for each student in a class are asked to make advance arrangements with the library. In some circumstances, an instruction session for the class may be more suited.
The PAWS concept was borrowed with permission from the University Libraries at the University of Albany, State University of New York. We used and also adapted freely from their website. We thank them for their generosity.