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Faculty Request for Library Instruction

Library instruction sessions consist of orientations, tours or class visits that will help your students become information literate. An information literate*(or information competent) student can recognize when information is needed and can define the need for information. He or she is able to locate, evaluate, use, and cite the needed information effectively.

Instruction by a librarian takes place in one of the library’s multimedia classrooms during your class time and usually incorporates a hands-on activity. You can also schedule instruction in your classroom, but with limited or no hands-on activities depending on your classroom equipment.

Here is a menu of orientation offerings to help you decide what kind of library instruction your class may need and what options you can request for your library instruction. Please note that the library does offer other types of instruction for students outside of class time: drop-in workshops, individual or group research consultation, and librarian-supervised research labs.

The library invites you to arrange for a library orientation, tour or class visit as early as possible.
Please request instruction at least a week in advance of your preferred date. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click on the button below for the instruction request form. After you have submitted your request, a librarian will contact you to confirm your instruction session and get more information as needed.