RAP Sessions (Research Advisory Program)

Schedule a RAP Session with a Librarian for In-depth Assistance 

Learn how to:

  • Plan your research strategy
  • Find relevant sources of information
  • Evaluate resources efficiently
  • Actively participate in the research process


  • Appointments are available Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00am-7:30pm
  • We require at least 48 hours notice, excluding weekends, from time of request to prepare adequately for a RAP session
  • Sessions generally last from 15 minutes to an hour
  • Available for current students, faculty, and staff
  • Appointments can be in person, or virtually (via phone, web conference, or in the AETZone)
  • If you need help right now, please contact us via our Ask a Librarian service, or stop by the Library Service Desk (1st floor)

***Request a RAP Session Form***   (RAP sessions are not available during semester breaks, including Spring Break)


Web Conferencing for RAP

Web conferencing is a tool which allows librarians, students, and faculty to interact live via a web interface. Belk Library uses Go-To-Webinar for web conferencing. You will receive a link to register and you will be able to participate via microphone, web cam, screen sharing, and remote control access to each others screens.

Equipment Requirements

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome
  • A minimum of a 56K modem
  • Speakers or headphones are required
  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat

How do I attend when it is time for my RAP session?

  • Be sure to log in 15 minutes before the scheduled session. Use this time to test your microphone and speaker settings through the auto wizard
  • If you are having issues, contact your RAP librarian

  For more information about the Research Advisory Program contact: