Request a Library Instruction session for your class


Request a Library Instruction session for your class


Course-Related Instruction

The Library offers instruction sessions tailored to meet the needs of students in their research assignments. These classes are primarily taught in our instruction room and give students hands-on experience with library resources. We can also provide somewhat limited instruction from lecture halls and department offices. We teach undergraduate and graduate students topics such as:

  • SCOTTY (the UCR Library Catalog)
  • Melvyl (the UC Catalog)
  • Subject-related electronic indexes and databases. 
  • How to develop search strategies
  • Evaluating resources (articles/internet sites)  - i.e. scholarly vs. popular
  • and more!

How it Works

  1. When scheduling a library instruction session, we prefer to have two weeks notice prior to the date you would like the session. Classes can be scheduled with less notice. However, classroom and librarian availability may be limited.
  2. You can schedule your class for a library instruction session either in person, via phone, email, or using our Online form.
  3. The library receives the request and checks the calendar for room availability.
  4. The librarian assigned to conduct the instruction session will then contact you to confirm the date and time. It is highly recommended that at this time the instructor provides the librarian with any relevant information that will help him/her prepare for the session. For example, the librarian should be provided the current assignment, due date of the assignment, as well as any other pertinent information.

NOTE: Please give your students their assignment prior to arriving for the Library Instruction Session. A 50 or 90 minute class session is a short amount of time for the Librarians to teach the students about the library. Providing the students with the assignment prior to the library session saves valuable time and prepares the students for what they are going to need in terms of research.

Instructors are required to attend the library session with their students. Under emergency circumstances, alternate arrangements can be made. 

Room 140 is for Library Instruction use only! It is not for non-library classroom use.

Online Request Form

*** Please review the Library Instruction Guidelines prior to placing your request.

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Last modified: 8/27/2013 10:19 AM by A. Sánchez

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