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COM 356: Executive Speechwriting (Courtright): Home

This is a guide to sources at Milner Library about speechwriting in a corporate, organizational or governmental setting.

Subject Librarian for the School of Communication

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Sharon Van Der Laan
Milner Library 526
309 438-7461


As the Subject Librarian for the School of Communication, I am here to help and support you in your research. Please contact me with questions related to your research, the use of Milner Library's online and physical collections or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I will be happy to help!


Quick Links

You may still request articles through interlibrary loan, but many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to get the articles you request.

Reference Desk Service

Librarians are available at Milner's Reference Desk many hours during the week and on weekends. Librarians answer questions and provide assistance  in person at the Reference Desk, as well as by phone at 309-438-3451, and via chat or text message.

Spring Semester 2021 Virtual Reference Desk Service Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon to 8 p.m. 

Please see the Milner Library website for any variation in hours during breaks, holidays and summer.

Quick Help: IM or Text a Librarian

If you need immediate assistance and are unable to reach me, please use the link below to IM or Text a librarian at Milner's Reference Desk.

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                       Milner Librarians

Phone: 309-438-3451

Text: 309-807-9442

Thank you

Many thanks to Christine Fary for all of her work on this guide.