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Library Instruction: Librarian Assistance

Class / Faculty Assistance

Librarians are available to attend your classroom to meet with your students to provide library and research instruction that is specific to your class' needs. In order to ensure the most effective use of your class time, it is best that faculty have specific topics in mind when requiring library instruction. It is ideal for library instruction to coincide with assignments given to students. Some subjects may require more than one class session. 

Library instruction subjects may include: 

  • Searching with keywords and booleans
  • Using the library catalog
  • Using library databases
  • Verifying and authenticating sources
  • Identifying sources for research
  • Metaliteracy

Librarians are also available to assist you in course and instructional design. Librarians are able to help you with: 

  • Creating learning objects / tutorials / LibGuides
  • Creating and implementing Open Educational Resources
  • Utilizing Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom and assignments
  • Working on your own research and academic projects 


To request library instruction, you can e-mail Head Librarian Tim Hurley at or the Library's main e-mail directly

Student Assistance

Struggling with a paper? Need help finding sources? Not sure how to properly cite your sources? Librarians are available to help!

Librarians are able to meet with you in a one-on-one session for many topics, including: 

  • Using the catalog
  • Using the databases
  • Citing sources
  • Searching for resources
  • Organizing your research 

You can meet with a Librarian on a walk-in basis or schedule an appointment. You may schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to


All librarians can assist in class instruction, reference assistance, and general student and faculty support. For specific needs, you can reach: 

Timothy Hurley

Head Librarian