Library Instruction

This form may be used by faculty to schedule a library tour, general library orientation, subject orientation session, or specialized instruction session related to specific research assignments for your class.

  • We prefer that the professor attend the session with her or her class. He/she will be able to offer valuable input during the session and his/her presence will emphasize the necessity and value of mastering basic research skills.
  • Please notify us a week in advance for previously taught library instruction sessions and two weeks in advance for new library instruction sessions to ensure that we can accommodate your request.
  • To assist in planning and get the most out of a library instruction session, we recommend emailing a copy of the assignment or course syllabus to the Instruction Librarian you are working with, before your scheduled session.

Other requests or inquiries should be directed to Susan Slaga (860) 832-2095.

Library instruction is key to building students' information literacy. Information literacy allows scholars to assess their information needs, find information, evaluate it, and use it appropriately. More information on the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is available via our Libguides.