The official gallery of PRA postcards.
“It may feel impossible, but sometimes, you just have to take the first step, even before you’re ready.”
Don’t wait until the last minute to worry about your assignment! Lafayette’s research librarians can help you navigate a sea of information with a Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session. We’ll help you find the books, articles, and other sources you need to get started on your assignment. From one dragon nerd to another, PRAya can help you search the world for the gem of information you need to unite all your ideas.
Here’s the story of the Lafayette librarians
Who had to teach and work remotely,
All of them had access to zoom,
To reach all the students
Here’s the story of the Lafayette students
Who were busy writing lots of papers
They were living all together
Yet they were all alone’
Till the one day when the librarian met this student
And they knew that they would find the resources for their paper
That this group would somehow form a team
That’s the way we all became the PRAdy Bunch
The PRAdy Bunch, the PRAdy Bunch
That’s the way we all became the PRAdy Bunch
When research gets bad, they’ll do their best. The PRAdians, AKA the Research Librarians, will save you with their expertise of books, articles, and online resources to help you find what you need.
Is the problem with the future that it keeps turning into the present? Do you sometimes have more brains than you know what to do with? If it’s that moment of dawning comprehension you live for, librarians are here to help!
Go for the gusto and request a Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a Research Librarian who will help you go exploring in the magical world of books, articles, and other sources you need.
“Some missions are not a choice.”
Your research project may seem like an impossible mission, but remember that librarians are here to help. When you’re racing against time, don’t go rogue or think that you’ll “figure it out” by yourself.
Request a Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a research librarian who will help you find the books, articles, and other sources you need.
“It was very clever to keep yourself empty of information, and all it cost you was everything”
Who wants to be empty of information? Make sure you are not lacking by requesting a Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a research librarian who will help you find the books, articles, and online resources you need.
“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice”
“A little chance encounter could be the one you’ve waited for”
“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much.” — Jon Snow.
What is a librarian? A librarian is completely helpful, yet always in sight. A librarian remembers what people need. A librarian anticipates the researcher’s needs before the needs are needed. A librarian is, above all, knowledgeable to a fault.
Of all the libraries, in all the colleges, in all the world, you walked into ours. As time goes by, your research isn’t going to do itself. A Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a reference librarian will ensure that you succeed in finding the books, journals and online resources you need. Don’t just round up the usual sources like Wikipedia, request a PRA appointment today.
All research begins with a search
We’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student in possession of a research assignment must be in want of some help.
We’re smarter than your purse.
“Bore someone else with your questions…”
This semester, chart a course for great research…
A Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a reference librarian can help you navigate the treacherous waters of research and uncover the buried treasure of any project.
Don’t let this opportune moment pass you by. Sign up for a PRA appointment today.
I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Research is all around us
and so the feeling grows
This semester knowledge really is all around us…
IndiPRAna Jones and the PRAiders of the Lost Ark
Research papers. Why’d it have to be research papers?!?!?!
Never fear, Indy! A Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a reference librarian can help you find the Lost Ark of the Research Paper.
They’ve got the know-how to unlock the secrets of any kind of project, from hidden tombs to lost relics. They can help your papers and projects go down in history.
PRANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF SKILLMAN’S LIBRARIANS
There was a time before Wikipedia when the local librarian reigned supreme, when people believed everything they read.
This was an age when only the smart were allowed to do research. And in Skillman, the librarians were smarter than all the rest. Now, you too can reign supreme.
Request a Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a librarian who can deliver the books, journal articles, and online resources you’ve been looking for…all in a voice that makes faculty purr.
Skillman’s librarians: like gods walking amongst mere mortals.
The holy grail ‘neath ancient Skillman waits. The librarian guarding o’er her gates.
A Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a reference gladiator can help you uncover the secrets of books, journal articles, and the Internet to produce a code-breaking research project.
DON’T BE ENSLAVED BY RESEARCH. RISE UP TODAY!
A Personalized Research Assistance (PRA) session with a reference gladiator can help you fight your way through the treacherous web of unreliable information to produce papers and presentations that become the stuff of legend.
DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, COME AND JOIN THE REFERENCE PARTY!
Worried that your next research project will be a flop? A PRA appointment can help you get rave reviews!
“Have all the preparations been made for the transference?
Are you sure you want to go through with this?
Werewolves, Soul-Sucking Professors…
Skillman, we have a PRAblem
It was just another paper–20 pages, double-spaced, proper citation format–until a short circuit in the research module turned a routine assignment into a desperate race against time.
PRA appointments, practically perfect in every way!
Wondering about the efficacy of measured amounts of sucrose compounds as facilitators for orally ingested curatives? Exploring the psychosocial connection between nanny care and empire?
When you have to look beyond the usual sources…
The horror. The horror…
Don’t love the smell of research in the morning? Can’t get no satisfaction surfing the Web? No matter how insane the assignment, you can depend on our reference unit to guide you through even the most hostile research environments.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the library…
Feeling at sea in the new library? Scared those killer deadlines might swim up and bite you on the ass if you ignore them much longer? Don’t be swallowed whole. A PRA may be just the lifeline you need.
Going ape over research?
Professors’ demands driving you bananas? The library can seem like a madhouse to even the most evolved hominid, so don’t monkey around . . . get a PRA.
We can’t give you a brain…
but if you have a heartbeat and can summon the courage to talk with a reference librarian, we may be able to provide you with some direction on the road to earning your diploma.
Research, the final frontier…This is your voyage into the enterprise of scholarship. Your four year mission: to explore strange new ideas, to seek out new books and new articles, to boldly write what no student has written before.
When you need a professional…
You could wear garlic, or . . . get a PRA!
Need help researching that “A” paper?
A Personalized Research Assistance session with a librarian can help you find and evaluate sources for your next assignment. It’s like a “WA” conference focusing on the library research component of your assignment–with your own Personal Research Assistant.