Library Instruction

Library & Information Literacy Instruction

Effective use of library resources can improve students’ research assignments.  

Librarians are available to give instruction to classes, small groups and individuals at the library or a place of your choice.

Before designing an assignment, check with a librarian to get an overview of what the library has on your topic. Collaboration can create more successful assignments.

Instruction is the most useful at the time students are ready to begin working on an assignment. Please keep this in mind when choosing a date for instruction and allow two weeks for assignments that require students to borrow materials from another library.

To Arrange Instruction for a Class:

Call or email the librarian liaison for your department.

Give the librarian the following information:

  • Description of what you would like us to do for you
  • Name, date, and preferred location of the class
  • Description of the students’ assignment
  • Number of students in the class
  • How much class time will be allotted for library instruction

Instruction includes (but is not limited to):

  • A library tour
  • Computer demonstrations or training on selected databases
  • Instruction in the use of print materials
  • A combination of the above focused on the specific research needs of your class

Allow one week for us to prepare for your class, and to reserve the Computer Lab or other library room.