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Library Instruction

Library InstructionOur librarians provide library instruction sessions in our 1st Floor Library Classroom.  We can tailor our class to any subject area, course or assignment.  Just let us know what you need!  We are dedicated to helping students become independent, life-long learners.

To schedule a session for your class email us at or contact your subject liaison librarian.

What Does Library Instruction Cover?

LibrarianLibrary 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.

We also cover:

  • Introduction to Library Resources
  • Research Strategies and Tips
  • Search Methods 
  • Evaluating Web Resources
  • Plagiarism and Citation Help

Open Education Resources

OER Many studies show around two-thirds of students don't purchase a required textbook due to cost.

It doesn't have to be this way! Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching materials that are freely accessible and openly licensed so anyone can use, adapt, remix, and share them. The SFC library provides support for faculty who wish to replace expensive textbooks with OER.

Check out our online OER guide for more information.

Library Guides

Library Guides Our collection of Library Guides organize and highlight relevant resources for particular subject areas. We also have tutorials to help students master a variety of skills and technologies.

Contact us to:

  • suggest a new Library Guide
  • suggest a recommended resource
  • request a Library Guide for a course you teach

Faculty Staff Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Every fall we host a Faculty Staff Coffee Break for faculty and staff.  It's an informal event where we provide caffeine and snacks and demo the latest library technology.  Watch for our fliers advertising the next Coffee Break!

Faculty Staff Newsletter



We send out a monthly library newsletter with the latest library news including faculty events, new databases, books and DVDs.  Check out the newsletter archive below and watch for the latest issue in your inbox!