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Library Services: G3, H3, I3

A Guide To USMA Library Instruction Services

Welcome to the USMA Library!

In addition to being your personal librarian, I am the lead for cutting edge digital projects at the USMA Library. I am also a professor at the Homeland Security and Terrorism Institute, LIU, where I teach cyber security related graduate courses, I am an active published researcher, and I am an assistant coach with the West Point Men’s Boxing Team.


As someone who has been heavily involved with education and research related to issues of national security, I am positioned to support your needs, save you time, and improve your performance in all aspects of your West Point experience as you move towards becoming an Army Officer. I’m eager to help you prepare for tests, develop papers and presentations, or discuss any unforeseen academic needs. 

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

G3, H3, I3


Nicholas Olijnyk's picture
Nicholas Olijnyk
758 Cullum Rd, West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-7816