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Faculty Services

Library Instruction

The Lawrence W. Tyree Library has identified information literacy competencies and corresponding skills, which are based on the Association of American Colleges & Universities' Information Literacy VALUE Rubric. These skills are taught by the following methods:

  • formal library instruction developed for SF courses
  • paper and online tutorials
  • handouts
  • point-of-use instruction by reference librarians
  • credit courses covering the use of electronic resources and the internet as research tools

Librarians will work with you to develop a customized session designed to support your assignments and learning objectives. If your course includes research, we highly recommend that you work with a librarian to develop a library instruction session or library materials for your Canvas course.

Request an Instruction Session

Due to scheduling constraints:

  • Daytime classes must be scheduled at least one week in advance.
  • Evening and weekend classes must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance, and Flipped Library Instruction must be scheduled at least one month in advance.

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Please check the instruction calendar This link opens in a new window to make sure your requested time is available.


Instruction Request Forms

Please choose from the following instruction request form options.

SLS 1101 Scavenger Hunt
Introduction to library services and scavenger hunt assignment for SLS 1101 classes.
Library Instruction Session
Instructors may request a general introductory session or a session specifically geared toward a class assignment.
Flipped Library Instruction
The librarian provides online instruction in the form of tutorials, Web pages, quizzes, etc. via Canvas prior to an instruction session. During the instruction session, students actively apply the knowledge they learned from the online content. Flipped Library Instruction must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
Guided Research Session
Librarian-led session focused on hands-on research for an assignment. No formal instruction included.
Zoom Instruction Session
Online instruction session via Zoom. For sessions using the Library's Zoom room, recordings can be made available.
Canvas Embedded Librarian
Library instruction provided directly into Canvas. Can include tutorials, Web pages, quizzes, webinars, etc.