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Library Instructional Services

Library Instruction Request Form

Improving student information literacy is one of the Library's key responsibilities. 
Library faculty will work with classroom faculty to develop library instruction sessions that can take shape in a number of scenarios:

  • 30-90 minute session(s) in the library or your classroom
  • Library faculty connected to your course for the entire semester whether through Blackboard, via in person visits, or both!
  • Request an instruction session using this form:
    (at least 1 week's  notice required for weekday daytime classes, 2 weeks for evening/weekend classes)

What can be covered?
Work with a librarian to develop a session that best suits your needs and  is geared towards your subject area or a specific assignment. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Research skills and techniques (including citing sources): in general or subject specific
  • Print & online library resources:
    Were more than books! We can introduce your students to subject-appropriate materials including fashion and trend forecasting services, fashion/art/culture periodicals from around the world (we subscribe to 400+), article/business/image/reference databases, picture files, designer files, DVDs and so much more.
  • The artist as researcher, including how to do effective image research
  • How to find scholarly articles
  • How to research a business and/or market
  • Information literacy: How to determine what information is needed, identify the most appropriate resource and evaluate the information they find. This approach works for both visual and written concepts.

Instruction sessions can take place in a library computer lab, forecast area,  another section of the library,or in your classroom. We can even help you include links to library resources in your Blackboard course shell.

How long?
Sessions typically last 60 minutes but you can also request a shorter overview or a longer, more in-depth session. There is also the option to have a librarian work with you and your class for an entire semester through our embedded librarian program.

Library Instruction Request Form