Our mission is to help you learn to use library resources efficiently and effectively. We offer a variety of seminars, workshops, and classes that will teach you how to navigate the library and how to find the best information for your research. You can also arrange to meet with the instruction librarian for individual instruction, or you can drop by the reference desk for informal help at any time.
- For scheduling, call (208) 282-3250 or email:email@example.com
- For questions about instruction, please contact Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction, at (208) 282-5609.
First, check the Instruction Calendar links below to see if a Library classroom is available on the day you would like to hold your class. Please submit instruction requests at least seven days before the needed instruction.
Second, fill out and submit one of the following forms. Instruction requests will be processed as soon as possible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Instruction Scheduler (282-3250), or talk with the Coordinator of Instruction (282-5609) if you have any questions or concerns regarding your request.
Library Instruction Ideas
Here are just a few kinds of instruction sessions/services we can offer:
- Basic research strategies with the catalog and article databases
- Finding a book in the catalog and on the shelves
- Research hour (we can open the computer classroom for your students to conduct research with a librarian on hand to offer reference assistance)
- Customized databases (usually for upper-division and graduate students within their disciplines). Ex: Web of Science, MLA Bibliography, PsychInfo, ERIC, etc.
- Conducting a literature review: finding dissertations, requesting books and articles via interlibrary loan, specialized article indexes/databases, etc. (mainly for those writing a thesis i.e. graduate students)
- Library tours and scavenger hunts
- Academic Integrity/Plagiarism tutorials and discussions
- Jeopardy (Library edition: a game in which students compete to answer questions about the Library. A tour, SearchPath Tutorial, or handout should be taken or studied before this activity to make it more successful.)
- Guidance with library-created tutorials such as SearchPath
- See also our Instructional Services Handout
Policies and Procedures
|Mary Lou Beran