Request for Library Instruction
Please use this form to request instruction for any course that is NOT First Year Writing.
(First Year Writing is defined as EN 101, EN 102, EN 103, EN 104, EN 120, and EN 121. Submit a request for First Year Writing library instruction.)
The University Libraries’ mission includes supporting the development of information literacy and research skills of our students through course-embedded instruction. Our liaison librarians are subject specialists and are equipped to support your students’ specific disciplinary needs.
The liaison librarian who serves your area will contact you to confirm the date and place and will want to meet with you to set goals for the session. Your librarian will benefit from seeing your syllabus and the assignment that your students are working on concurrent to their session, in order to better-contextualize their lesson plan.
Note on location for instruction sessions
The University Libraries is a 5-branch library system and 4 of those branches have dedicated instruction spaces. Librarians typically prioritize your requested date over a specific location, and will book your session at a location that is available during your requested time. Most of the spaces in the library are max capacity of 30 students, and if your class is larger we are happy to work to find a solution that either includes students bringing their own devices or working in a computer lab in the building where your class normally meets.
At this point, you are probably not aware of any specific accessibility needs that your students have. But before you come to the library you probably will. The accommodations that your students are given in your class (especially if they are from the Office of Disability Services) ideally should be offered in the library classroom, too, so make sure you let your librarian know about them. You can usually do this without identifying the specific students who are receiving accommodations. The best approach to this aspect of your library instruction is open communication with your librarian, so that they can provide the best service to your students during their sessions.
Let's get your instruction scheduled
Please choose the dates that will work best for your class to come to the library. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of date for each of your instruction sessions, but be aware that during certain parts of the semester, the library experiences a heavy volume of classes visiting. Regardless of space and volume issues, we are really looking forward to working with your class and will do everything in our power to make it easy for you!