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Subject Librarians

FSU Libraries offers a professional subject librarian to each department, school, and program who provides tailored instruction, research assistance, and collection building. Search below for YOUR subject librarian.

Under the photo of the Subject Specialist is a link to request a consultation with that librarian. If you are not sure what librarian to choose use this form and we'll help choose the best librarian for your needs.

What can your subject librarian do for you?

  • Serve as your first point of contact for information about library resources and services
  • Select and purchase materials to support your research and current course curricula
  • Collaborate with you to design and facilitate instruction sessions or workshops to introduce learners to the major research methods and tools used in specific disciplines
  • Provide research support and help navigating the Libraries’ resources and find relevant information
  • Create course guides or comprehensive subject guides for your students
  • Provide support and consultation in areas such as citation management, plagiarism, and copyright
  • Provide support and consultation in data discovery, analysis, and management
  • Work with you to find Open Educational Resources for your instruction and for your students


Mohamed Berray


Social Sciences Librarian | Coordinator for Government Information
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027L Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2709

Request a consultation with Mohamed Berray

Subject Specializations:
Political Science; Public Administration and Policy


Mohamed Berray is the liaison to the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He came to Florida State University from the Pennsylvania State University where he was resident Social Sciences Librarian and subject specialist for political science, international law, and international affairs. Mohamed has a Master’s Degree in Political Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law with specialization in Refugee Law from the American University in Cairo, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and an ILEAD (International Librarians Enhancing Access and Development) Fellow with the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also was the Assistant Director, and, Head of the Law Library at the American University in Cairo. Mohamed serves on many ALA and ACRL Committees and Round Tables, and is currently Chair of the Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section Professional Development Committee. His research interests include diversity in libraries, and assessment of library user experiences.


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