Instruction and Reference Services
As you prepare your courses for the coming semester, please keep in mind that there are a number of ways in which library staff can help your students improve their information literacy skills. There are also ways that you can help us.
Course related instruction
We are available and willing to provide course-related library instruction within the classroom environment or in the library. We will help your students to find information for a specific assignment or in a general subject area using our databases and the web. Also, we will familiarize them with the major print resources in your discipline.
Please contact Lisa Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the session(s).
We are more than happy to offer your students individual help at any stage of their research. Please encourage your students to ask for assistance through one or more options listed on our Need Help? page.
Library staff provide workshops on topics such as avoiding plagiarism. Please see our Workshops page for the specifics.
We offer a full semester, one credit course in information literacy: WLLS 121: Research Tools and Skills. It aims to provide an introduction to academic libraries.
How you can help us
- Encourage your students to seek our help! Help is available at the Reference/Help Desk, by appointment with a librarian, through email, virtually through AskUs 24/7, or at the scheduled workshops. Please encourage each senior writing a thesis to meet with a librarian.
- Provide us with your syllabi and let us know of your course research assignments.
- Share with us your favorite research methods.
- Feel free to share your favorite online resources, periodical indexes, and reference tools.