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Last updated: 5/23/08

Instruction Services
Scheduling Library Instruction Sessions

When your students have an assignment that requires them to do information research, please consider scheduling a library instruction session with a librarian who can teach your students the research and information literacy skills necessary to succeed at the assignment. Please keep the following in mind when requesting your session:

In order to ensure a quality experience for your students, please submit your request at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure the availability of a librarian, access to an instruction space, and preparation of materials.

Schedule the library session during regular class time. You must attend the session with your class.

Both experience and the literature tell us that students benefit from information literacy instruction most when it is introduced in conjunction with a research assignment. Students should have research topics before the session.

Please submit a copy of your syllabus, class schedule and research assignment at the time of your request. These materials allow the librarian to prepare an effective and appropriate lesson for your students.

If you would like assistance developing library research assignments, please contact your department library liaison.

Approved by the Public Services Department
March 23, 2008

Contact information
If you have any questions about the Libraries’ Instruction Services, please contact Chair of Public Services Deborah Mongeau or Information Literacy Librarian Mary MacDonald. Deborah can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4610. Mary can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4635.

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