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Alice Fairfield

Librarian for Gender and Sexual Minorities (LGBTQIA) Studies

Alice Fairfield

Alice Fairfield
University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
Collections and Discovery
Level B
369 Fairfield Way Unit 1005 ER
Storrs, CT 06269-1005


Phone: 860.486.1264


Monday - Friday 9:30AM-5PM


Alice 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 area of Gender and Secual Minorities Studies. While it's not a formal department or major, the Libraries believe that it is important to support students and scholars conducting research in this area. Alice also serves as the Libraries' liaison to the Rainbow Center. She is available to give in-class presentation on various topics in Gender and Sexual Minorities Studies, particularly transgender issues.

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Please contact Alice 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 Alice 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.


Alice Fairfield got her Bachelor's in Astronomy in 1993 from the University of Massachusetts and went on to do 2 years of graduate work at the University of Wyoming. She got her Master's in Library Science in 1998 from Texas Women's University. Prior to coming to UConn, she worked at AT&T Laboratories. Alice's background in Gender and Sexual Minorities is informed by her personal experience as a transgender woman and lesbian.