Book a Librarian

Book a one-on-one appointment with a staff person at Chester County Library or the Henrietta Hankin Branch. We provide one-on-one help on a variety of topics. Appointments are currently being conducted virtually over Zoom only. Please see the list of offerings below to determine which service is for you.

Business and Career Assistance
Sam Bardarik is here to connect you to the many resources we have for starting or growing your business, or for job and career information. During your customized one-on-one consultation, she'll show you the best databases, guides, books, community organizations, and other resources that can meet your specific personal business or career needs. She can also review your resume and provide feedback to leverage your job search.

Chester County Library Reference Librarian Assistance
Jamie Claxton is the Information Literacy Librarian in the Reference Department at Chester County Library.



She offers assistance via Zoom with any of the following topics:

  • Introducing the library and all of its resources

  • Helping with research

  • Using library databases

  • Accessing digital newspapers and magazines

  • Researching genealogy

  • Finding language learning resources

  • Finding health resources

  • Using library resources to find your next read

  • Learning to surf the internet

  • Creating an email account

  • Learning how to use the library catalog

Funding Information Network One-on-One Training
Learn how to use Candid’s Foundation Center Essential and Professional databases via one on one training with one of our Funding Information Network Co-supervisors, Tom Berman and Lois Shupp. These databases provide grantmaking data for non-profits who are looking for funding. Learn how to search over 110,00 grantmaker profiles, 5 million awarded-grant records, 4,000 company profiles and more.

Henrietta Hankin Branch Reference Librarian Assistance
Make an appointment with a Reference Librarian to learn more about using library resources to make your life easier! We can help you learn how to use the library catalog, databases, and how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. We also offer one-on-one sessions on such topics as Computer Basics for Older Adults, Email Basics, eBooks 101, Skype 101, WordPress/blogging, or we can customize a session for you. If you would like to schedule a one hour, one-on-one session, stop by the Henrietta Hankin Branch Reference Desk, call 610-344-4196, or email us at hhreference@ccls.org. All sessions are currently being conducted over Zoom.

Jacobs Technology Center Virtual Tech Help
Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming tech workshops and one-on-one help on various topics, including Adobe Photoshop, Google software, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Tinkering Club: 
http://bit.ly/chescolibs-computerworkshops

One-on-One OverDrive/Libby Training
Want to learn how to borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks?  Then sign-up for a one-on-one training session! Each session is half an hour and will show you how to borrow an eBook or eAudiobook on your iPad, tablet, smartphone, or other compatible device. Please contact the Multimedia Department at Chester County Library to set up an appointment at 610-344-5667 or multimedia@ccls.org.