Classes & Workshops

Custom Library Classes

Schedule a library instruction class that introduces library resources and information literacy concepts tailored specifically for your course and the needs of freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. To schedule a custom class, please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.


Librarians are available to instruct your students on how to find, use and evaluate print and electronic information sources. Classes typically range from 50 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes and prove especially effective when arranged to coincide with a research assignment.

Tips for an Effective Library Instruction Experience

The following provisions can help us create an engaging learning atmosphere and conduct relevant library instruction:

  • Provide students with their assignment before the library instruction session
  • Provide us with students' paper topics before the class so that they can be used as examples during the instruction session
  • Provide us instructions about the types of resources needed to complete assignment. [For example: books, popular articles and/or peer-reviewed articles, newspaper articles, etc.]


Classes may be held in your classroom or in the Shields Library Instruction Lab (Room 165), equipped with 25 computer workstations to encourage active learning.