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Requesting Library Instruction

The libraries teach students the information literacy competencies needed for success in academics.  Information literacy instruction teaches students the research process, source evaluation, and proper use of information.  A typical session provides an overview of the library and introduces the online catalog of print books, e-books, articles, academic journals, streaming media, and film resources. Information literacy sessions also include active learning and student participation.  Librarians are able to help create custom information literacy lessons.  Don’t have time for a library visit? Library staff can come to you, both in-person and online. Use the form below to request library instruction for your courses! 

Other topics include:

  • Web search evaluation
  • Identification of peer-reviewed materials
  • Citation and formatting for specific styles (APA, MLA, etc.) 
  • Plagiarism

Both campus libraries have instructional spaces that can seat 30+ students with an instructor’s station, projector, and computers.

Online Course Instruction

Thinking about library instruction for your online courses? Library staff can visit your class virtually using Zoom and/or Canvas or prepare documents, presentations, or tutorials for to share. Contact Molli Gonzalez (804-594-1518) for more information. 

Library Instruction Request

If you would like to request a general library orientation, information literacy sessions, or other library instructional request, please use this form.

The Tyler Libraries welcome instruction requests from faculty. To ensure the development of a successful library instructional session and the scheduling availability, the following time frames are preferred: 

  • General instruction requests, two weeks prior to session date. 
  • Customized instruction and resources, three weeks prior to session date.