Texas State University Logo
Alkek Library
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Ph: (512) 245.2686
Fax: (512) 245.0392

Quick Links

Services for:

Other Resources

Join the Conversation

adjust type sizemake font smallermake font largerreset font size

Jan Tidwell

Reference/Instruction Librarian
Texas State Univ. San Marcos
Liaison Librarian to the
School of Journalism and
Mass Communications
and to the Department of English




        Library in the Woods
                     by Jon Clary
           image used by permission of the artist

As a Reference and Instruction Librarian, my duties include helping students, faculty and staff access information for their educational, professional or personal needs. I teach our library users how to improve their search skills and strategies and I inform them of our many resources here at Alkek Library.  I also serve as the librarian liaison to the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and to the Department of English. In that role, I help select material for the library that supports the curriculum and research needs of the students and faculty in those disciplines.

I earned a BA majoring in English from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. I began working at Texas State University - San Marcos in 1999. It has been a great pleasure to be involved in the academic endeavors of so many students and to share with the faculty in their success.