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Library Instruction

Faculty - want to read better researched, more interesting, or easier to read papers?  The library’s instruction program can help.

What we teach

To best accommodate everyone, please book sessions as early as possible.  We request a notification of at least one week in advance before the session to allow for planning,

  • Composition Library Instruction Program (CLIP) sessions – These sessions for the Composition Program teach the students basic research skills.  Please fill out this form to schedule a class.
  • Subject-specific sessions – Sessions on research in a specific subject area.  Please fill out this form to schedule a class.
  • Library tours – Orientations to library spaces and services. Please fill out this form.
  • Classes on using online resources, such as Google, Wikipedia, and websites. (Use this form.)
  • Classes on citation and APA format. (Use this form.)
  • Classes on plagiarism.  (Use this form.)
  • Other sessions as discussed and approved by the Coordinator of Reference and Instruction.


Where we provide instruction

  • Instructional Resource Area:  The library’s main instructional service area is the IRA on the second floor, which is capable of seating 24 students. 
  • Laptops may also be available for in-library use for a small class.
  • The Teaching Materials Center:  Please talk to theTMC Librarian, Lisa Czirr (
    or x4009) about making arrangements to book this area.
  • Classrooms and labs outside the library:  Classes can be taught by arrangement.

The library computer labs (Late Night Reading Room, the PC Lab, and Mac lab) and the library conference room are booked separately from the instruction building.

Faculty seeking space for ongoing regular courses are encouraged to contact the Registrar and the Facilities Office.