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Instruction Support

Librarians are available to provide library instruction (in-person or virtually), create topic/course guides, instructional videos, or work with you in any way to help support the information needs of you and your students.

How We Can Help

Research librarians are available to provide library instruction sessions, either in-person or virtually via Zoom or a pre-recorded video. For in-person instruction, we prefer using our RIC classroom (RIC 101), but can travel to your classroom when appropriate.

We're happy to collaborate with you in teaching your students the library research and information literacy skills that they need to succeed academically and in life.

Instruction can range from introductory to advanced levels, including (but not limited to):

  • Information literacy fundamentals
  • Navigating the library website
  • How to search the library catalog
  • Requesting items through Interlibrary Loan
  • Selecting and searching article databases
  • Advanced database search strategies (general or geared toward specific databases)
  • Google and Google Scholar searching (including advanced Google search techniques)
  • Using software such as Zotero (a free citation management tool)

Request an Instruction Session

To set up a library instruction session, please fill out a Library Instruction Request form.

Information Literacy Tutorials for Blackboard

Information Literacy tutorials are interactive, librarian-designed modules that can easily be integrated into your Blackboard course content to help your students learn and understand basic concepts in information access, navigation, and use. Aimed at first-year students, the complete curriculum consists of five modules (units) that can be used together (recommended) or individually to suit the needs of your course and students.

Research Guides and Video Tutorials

Reference librarians are happy to work with instructors to create research guides or video tutorials for specific subjects, courses, or topics. To view a list of existing guides, please view our Guides & Tutorials page.

To request that a guide or video tutorial be created, please contact Justin Dise.