Library Instruction

Our librarians can provide tailored library instruction that will support the learning outcomes of your course and equip students with the information literacy skills they need to succeed.

Some examples of areas in which we can provide instruction:

  • Understanding the library research process
  • Developing research questions and search strategies
  • Differentiating between types of sources and information
  • Strategically searching library databases and other resources (datasets, government documents, digital collections, special collections, etc.)
  • Critically evaluating sources

For subject-specific research, please contact the subject specialist in your field. If your course is interdisciplinary or within the University Writing Program, contact our Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Lisa Campbell, who can connect you with a library instructor.

Library Instruction Lab

Our library instruction lab, provides 20 computers and 30 seats, which allow students to actively search during the instruction session. The lab has one height adjustable workstation, and we encourage instructors to communicate access needs in advance.

The Library Instruction Lab is located on the 2nd floor of Library West, which is located on the north end of the Plaza of the Americas. The 2nd floor can be accessed via the front escalators or elevator. The Library Instruction Lab can be found to the left of the User Services desk.

The Library Instruction Lab includes HyFlex teaching technologies so that learning can happen in and outside of the classroom.

The Library Instruction Lab is only available to be reserved by library employees. Please see the Library Instruction Lab room policy and procedures for more information on library use.

students sitting in front of computers during a library instruction session in the Library West Library Instruction Lab