Answered By: Clay Howard
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018     Views: 74

To schedule library instruction for your class, please submit the Library Instruction Request Form, two weeks in advance of your preferred date for instruction.

We will process requests in the order they are received. We will assign your class a location (usually Library 204D or Library 319) and a librarian, who will contact you to confirm the session and begin communicating with you about the session details.

Please give as much information as possible in the Research Assignment and Example Topics fields. This information will help the librarian assigned to the class better prepare for the session(s). 

If you would like to work with a specific librarian, please note that in the Special Requests field on the form:

Special requests field with helpful text inserted. Text reads "I have worked with John Snow in the past and would like for him to facilitate this session if he is available."

Library instruction works best when students have a research assignment that requires use of library resources. We can do stand-alone workshops on some topics (many of which were part of our old ColonelSmart offerings) so long as they support a research assignment of the course. These workshop topics include Evaluating Information, Google Scholar, Advanced Google Searching, Avoiding Plagiarism, Think Before You Ink (about managing your online identity) and others at your request. Many instructors, particularly of ENG 102, will request one or more of these topic workshops as bookends to the "traditional" library instruction session. To request one of these topics, just make note of what you want in the Special Requests field of the form. 

To see more examples of the kinds of things we teach, check out our See What We Teach page.