Description

Our library instruction program promotes critical thinking and problem solving in today’s information environment. Our subject librarians strive to partner with you to develop uniquely tailored lesson plans suited to the disciplinary practices of your course. Library instruction is intended to meet the needs of your students as they grow as writers and engage in the process of research. Below, you will find information about what to do before you bring your class to the library, and some of the other ways that our librarians can partner with you!

The liaison librarian who serves your area will contact you to confirm the date and place and will want to meet with you to set goals for the session. Your librarian will benefit from seeing your syllabus and the assignment that your students are working on concurrent to their session, in order to better-contextualize their lesson plan.

Accessibility Statement

At this point, you are probably not aware of any specific accessibility needs that your students have. But before you come to the library you probably will. The accommodations that your students are given in your class (especially if they are from the Office of Disability Services) ideally should be offered in the library classroom, too, so make sure you let your librarian know about them. You can usually do this without identifying the specific students who are receiving accommodations. The best approach to this aspect of your library instruction is open communication with your librarian, so that they can provide the best service to your students during their sessions.

Let’s get your instruction scheduled

Please choose the dates that will work best for your class to come to the library. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of date for each of your instruction sessions, but be aware that during certain parts of the semester, the library experiences a heavy volume of classes visiting. Regardless of space and volume issues, we are really looking forward to working with your class and will do everything in our power to make it easy for you!

To schedule a session, please complete the form below. For questions please contact Sara Maurice Whitver, Coordinator of Library Instruction (smwhitver@ua.edu).