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University of Connecticut University Libraries

Francine DeFranco

Library Liaison to Education

Francine DeFranco
University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
Collections Services
Level B
369 Fairfield Way Unit 1005 CS
Storrs, CT 06269-1005


Voice: 860.486.0911
Fax: 860.486.6100


Francine is responsible for selecting books, journals and electronic resources; providing in-depth research assistance and library instruction; and acting as the advocate within the Library for the following:

Departments, Schools, or Programs

(Masters and Doctoral Programs in areas listed below)

Research Institutes and Associations


Contact Francine to request any of these services, or for help with any other library-related question or concerns.

Library Instruction - request general orientation, course-related instruction, and focused research training. Group and individual training sessions are available by appointment. For group sessions, please contact the liaison at least 2 weeks in advance.

Research Assistance - request help in selecting appropriate resources, performing database searches, or locating relevant materials at other institutions.

Citation Assistance - request help in verifying citations for publications, bibliographies, or Interlibrary Loan orders.

New Materials Requests - suggest titles to be added to the Libraries' collection.


My academic training includes study in education, interdisciplinary studies, library science, and educational administration with a focus on adult and continuing education. My professional academic library experience includes work in general reference and undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, psychology and social work. My professional interests include library assessment, faculty / student consultation, and staff training.