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Library Basics: How to get help

Ask us anything!

The library staff are always here to help you find what you need!

Our expertise is in research, and we can help with any phase of the research process, from brainstorming topics, to evaluating source credibility, and finding scholarly articles.

We're also happy to field questions about non-library stuff. We're pretty well connected to other departments on campus, so if we don't know the answer to your question, we'll find the person who does!

Phone: (563) 589-3770

Email: reference@dbq.edu

How do I?

Have questions about using our website or getting access to our resources? We might already have your answer!

Take a look at frequently asked questions on our How do I...? page

Virtual Reference Desk

Writing Center Help

The Writing Center can help students at any point in the writing process. Consultants work with students one-on-one or in small groups in order to provide them with the tools, techniques, and confidence required to develop into successful writers.

To schedule an appointment in the Writing Center, please use the WC Online appointment scheduling form. A simple registration is required. Or call (563) 589-3641.

Online Writing Lab is a new service through which writing consultants provide suggestions electronically for you to improve your writing. This is NOT a proofreading service & 48 hours' notice is required. Contact a Writing Center staff member in the Academic Success Center (ASC) for more information.

Liaison Librarians


 Christopher Doll
Library Director,
University Archivist

Librarian liaison for:

 Seminary
Email: cdoll@dbq.edu
Office Phone:
(563) 589-3215


 Kate Faford-Johnson
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Librarian liaison for:

DNAS, Nursing, PA, Psychology, and DART
Email: kfaford@dbq.edu
Office Phone: (563) 589-3849


Becky Canovan
Asst. Director of Public Services
Librarian liaison for:
Core Curriculum, Liberal Studies,

History/Politics/Military Science,
Health Wellness Sport, Language & Literature

Email: bcanovan@dbq.edu
Office Phone:
(563) 589-3649


Sarah Slaughter
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Librarian liaison for: 
Communication, Education, Philosophy,
Religion, 
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Email: sslaughter@dbq.edu
Office Phone: 
(563) 589-3645


Joe Letriz
Electronic Systems Librarian
Librarian liaison for: 

Aviation, Business, CIS, and Fine and Performing Arts
Email: jletriz@dbq.edu
Office Phone: 
(563) 589-3216