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Pence Law Library Circulation Desk: Reference Services

Reference Services

Reference librarians are available to help all students with research questions and projects. Reference librarians can help you locate an individual source or provide research assistance for in-depth research projects. We're available for drop-in questions and longer research consultations by appointment. If you spend more than 15 minutes looking for something, ask a reference librarian!

Contact Information

You may contact the reference librarians at or by telephone at 202-274-4352.

Ask Pence Law Library

Chat Service is offered during Reference Desk hours, and is available to AU and WCL currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

Privacy: Pence Law Library values confidentiality. We may save a copy of your chat session for research or educational purposes, but will remove all identifying information.

Reference Hours

Research services are available by emailing

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Requests received outside those hours will be answered the next business day.

You may also schedule a research consultation outside those hours by emailing

Noon Zoom Room: Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., the reference librarians have drop in Zoom hours available at 

Reference Librarians

Contact any of the following reference librarians an appointment to schedule:

Adeen Postar, Library Director & Professor of Practice

John Heywood, Foreign & Int'l Librarian

Bill Ryan, Foreign & Int'l Librarian

Ripple Weistling, Faculty Services Librarian

Shannon Roddy, Student Services Librarian

Khelani Clay, Access Services Librarian

Christopher Anglim Evening/Weekend Librarian (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday evenings)