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Library Services: D4, E4, F4

A Guide To USMA Library Instruction Services

Welcome to the USMA Library!

In addition to being your personal librarian, I am the Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian.  My responsibility is to manage the print journals and all electronic resources: journals, books, and databases.  I am a troubleshooter for any issues you may have with electronic resources. In addition, I am a librarian specializing in Chemistry and Life Sciences.  Before working at West Point, I graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where I received my B.A. in Russian Language and my M.S. in Library Science. My experience prior to coming to West Point in 2013, has been in a Pharmaceutical Library, Wyeth (now Pfizer) for over 8 years, and 9 years at the University of Vermont Medical School Library. So, I am excited to assist in Chemistry and Life Science resources.


I am excited to work with you and help you learn the skills to succeed in research here at West Point and as an officer.  I am here to help provide you with information about our resources that are available to you for your research.  Please email me to set up an appointment to discuss your papers and projects.  I look forward to working with you!

How can I help you? I will:

  • Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting new resources and programs especially for students, as well as notices and timely reminders, such as programs for major assignments

  • Answer your questions about Library policies, procedures and services, such as ConnectNY & Interlibrary Loans

  • Assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources, and formulate your search strategy

  • Support you even when you're not around (on vacation, or away from West Point on a trip section)

  • Help you when you don't know where to start, or you can't think of what to do next

Things I don’t do (but I’ll help you find out who can):

  • Set up your computer; GoldCoats is the best resource for that!

  • Write your paper for you (well, we won’t find someone to write your paper, but we can refer you to the Mounger Writing Center to help you improve your paper!)

Personal Librarian

D4, E4, F4


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Manja Yirka
Jefferson Hall
Materials Processing Div. 1st Floor