Regis University Library - Departments

Research Help

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Key Services

The Research and Instruction Department has two primary responsibilities: providing research assistance to students, faculty and staff, and customized library instruction to all colleges of Regis University.

Research assistance includes:

  • locating facts
  • developing and refining research strategies
  • focusing topics
  • selecting appropriate databases or other resources
  • interpreting research results
  • understanding and using citation systems

This assistance is provided in person at the library, by telephone, via e-mail, and through the library's 24x7 chat reference service.  Private research consultations are also available to all Regis students, staff, and faculty.

Library instruction is the foundation of our Information Literacy Program. Library instruction sessions:

  • are integrated into courses as one-time or multiple sessions that last from 45 minutes to two hours
  • teach students how to navigate library resources, and request materials through library services
  • demonstrate effective search strategies
  • illustrate the critical evaluation of information
  • often include hands-on time so that students may practice and develop these research skills

Additional responsibilities of Research and Instruction librarians include the selection of library materials for multiple subject areas as well as the library's reference collection, and maintenance of the associated research guides for each subject. The department also serves the local community by providing access to print and online resources along with basic research assistance and instruction.

Services to the University

Members of the Research and Instruction Department assist with the design and execution of faculty research projects and provide on-demand research assistance for other members of the Regis community via the research help service.  We serve on the ACB&C Academic Council, RHCHP Academic Council, Regis College Core & Curriculum Committee, Regis College Academic Standards & Policies Committee, Graduate Scholarship Committee, Institutional Review Board, and have served on multiple faculty search committees.

Contact Information

Paul Betty
Research and Instruction Services Librarian
 303.964.5772; x5772

Kimberly Kemp
Research and Instruction Librarian
 303.964.6530; x6530

Rhiana Murphy
Research and Instruction Librarian
 303.458.4264; x4262

Research Help desk hours

24/7 online support is available using our chat service

Walk-in, phone, and email research help services are available during the days and times below. The Research Help desk is located on the main (2nd floor) of the library, visible from the main entrance and lobby. If there is no librarian at the Research Help desk, please ask for one at the Circulation & Reserves desk on the main (2nd) floor.