Reference Services


The Rose State Library is staffed with five full-time professional librarians and two highly qualified reference assistants who have more than 180 years of combined experience. It's one of Oklahoma's premier information centers.

While the LRC building is being renovated, the reference area is located on the first floor of the University Center/Library  and provides a variety of resources to assist students, faculty and staff in their research. The Reference Desk is staffed all hours that the Library is open.

Barb Phrehm - Coordinator
Library Reference Services
(405) 733-7914

Reference Resources

  • Reference Desk/Reference Area, which includes Reference personnel
  • Reference Collection
  • Library Catalog Online Databases
  • Research Guides
  • Information Literacy Sessions (Orientations): Until approximately August 1, 2016 when the LRC building renovation is scheduled to be complete, librarians will come to the classroom (by prescheduled appointment) to conduct Library orientations. The Library offers beginning and advanced orientations to all RSC classes. Orientation topics include basic information about the Library, demonstration of databases and database searching, research tips, research guides, Internet tips, handouts, etc. Orientations are tailored to suit individual class needs.  Orientations must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.  To schedule an orientation or class research session call the Reference Desk at ext. 7543.
  • Limited Study areas in the University Center
  • Periodicals (Magazines, Journals, Newspapers) & Indexes
  • Reference Request Form For Correctional Facilities
  • LRC Connections
  • Text-A-Librarian:  Have a question for a librarian? Text rosie to 66746 and follow the instructions. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 66746 to opt-out. Text HELP to 66746 for help. Mozio Privacy Policy + Terms & Conditions.

Reference Personnel

Linda Dillner
Linda Dillner
Coordinator, Library Access Services Learning Resources Center
(405) 736-0259
Melissa Huffman
Melissa Huffman
Director, Library Resources and Services Learning Resources Center
(405) 733-7538
Mary Kirk
Mary Kirk
Coordinator, Library Systems and Technical Services Learning Resources Center
(405) 736-0268
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Jennifer Burnett
Jennifer Burnett
Library Technician Assistant Public Services Learning Resources Center
(405) 733-7544