Consult an Expert

We are always happy to schedule consultations related to digital research, digital media, or other technology-related projects. If the project is outside the mission and/or exceeds the resources available in the Scholarly Commons, we are happy to direct you to a group on campus that can assist.

Browse the wide range of expertise and support available through the University Library on the Subject Specialists page. Not sure where to get started? Email us, and we’ll direct you to an expert who can assist.

If you have other questions, we are available via email at

Drop-in Consultations


The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides drop-in consulting on how to find and prepare data for analysis, survey construction and implementation, and statistical consulting. See their webpage for more information. These services are open to all University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff, and students. To schedule a consultation please fill out the webform located here or see them in Room 220 (starting Jan 23rd),Consultation Room B during these hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm

Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Instruction Requests

The Scholarly Commons provides training on media best-practices and technology, both in the classroom and through workshops. We offer tours of our spaces and hands-on practice with the loanable technology available through the Scholarly Commons. Classroom visits can be scheduled to help to support media projects assigned in courses across campus.

To request any of these services, please contact us via email at