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What is Library Instruction?

Our library instruction sessions help students learn to use information efficiently and ethically. We can tailor our classes to a subject area, course or specific assignment. Just let us know what you need!    We are dedicated to helping students become independent, life-long learners.


  • Meet Your Librarian!  


Library instruction classes allow students to establish personal relationships with their subject librarian.  Students are much more likely to approach a librarian for help later in the semester once they have met in a classroom setting.  

  • Library Introduction 


Students, particularly freshmen, who may not have visited the library in person yet or have not used a college library before can get an overview of library policies and resources.

  • Locating Subject Specific Books and Articles


We go over how to locate the area in the library where they will find print resources on their topic.  We will point out which databases and journals are suited to their assignment or subject and how to access them from home.

  • Research Strategies and Tips

Student at Computer

Even though todays students are adept at texting and googling there is often a knowledge gap when it comes to how to efficiently search a library collection or research database.  We go over keyword and subject searching, applying filters and boolean searches.

  • Web Research

Web Research

We cover the differences between library resources and resources on the open web.  Students learn how to evaluate the quality of online information.

  • Citation Help


We make sure students are aware of plagiarism and its consequences.  Then we go over correct citation styles and formatting for a works cited page.



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Schedule a Library Instruction Class

To schedule an instruction session contact your subject librarian or email us at

Accounting Mei Lam
Art Miyo Sandlin
Biology Mona Wasserman
Chemistry Mona Wasserman
Communication Alex Kustanovich
Computer Science / IT Alex Kustanovich
Criminology Mona Wasserman
Psychology Mei Lam
Economics/Finance Mona Wasserman
Education James Smith
English Alex Kustanovich
Exercise Science/Health Ed. Mei Lam
Foreign Languages Miyo Sandlin
Geography Mona Wasserman
History Mary Pradt
Management Alex Kustanovich
Marketing Alex Kustanovich
Mathematics Mona Wasserman
Media Studies Alex Kustanovich
Music Miyo Sandlin
Nursing Miyo Sandlin
Philosophy Alex Kustanovich
Physics Mona Wasserman
Political Science Mona Wasserman
Psychology Mei Lam
Public Health Miyo Sandlin
Religion Mary Pradt
Science Ed./Envir. Studies Mona Wasserman
Sociology Mei Lam
Theatre Alex Kustanovich
Women's Studies Mei Lam
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