Library Instruction Lab

To request a librarian to meet with your students, contact the librarian liaison for your department, or contact Myra Bloom, instruction librarian.

Library Instruction for Classes

Faculty librarians provides instruction in information literacy to aid in development of information literacy skills and to help students become good researchers.

Library instruction covers

  • Information literacy, which helps students think critically about information resources, including selection and evaluation of sources.
  • Research skills, including use of library databases, reference sources, journals, books and other sources and tools.
  • Ethical use of information, including avoiding plagiarism and citation of sources.

Students in courses which require research benefit from library instruction, which can be presented in your classroom, in the Library Instruction Lab or virtually via Zoom. Content of the session can be customized according to the needs of class and may include access and use of

  • Library databases
  • Academic/scholarly/peer reviewed journals
  • Reference tools
  • Library catalog
  • Primary and secondary sources

Librarians can also create custom library guides with recommended sources and strategies, either for a subject or for a specific course. View all existing course, subject and how-to guides on this opens new windowindex to library guides.

To discuss library instruction needs, options for a class, or for a library guide, contact the library liaison assigned to your department or Instruction Librarian Myra Bloom.

More information is available on the opens new windowLIBBI page.