Research Instruction Program
Research librarians customize workshops for courses ranging from First-Year seminars to Graduate Thesis and independent studies. Faculty members can collaborate with librarians on developing research-specific learning goals for courses or assignments.
We typically hold our workshops in the Phelan Library Learning Center, a classroom that supports hands-on work with students. Alternatively, librarians can make presentations in classrooms. As a component of the workshops, librarians publish Course-Specific Research Guides. The guides extend the reach of the classroom, because librarians can embed steps in the research process within them, aligning the design of the guide with the design of particular assignments.
Our First-Year Librarian Program introduces incoming students to library services, collections, and the research process. Each seminar has a dedicated librarian who provides a tailored classroom workshop and individual research consultations as needed.
If you are teaching a First-Year Seminar, a librarian will get in touch with you prior to the beginning of the semester. If you would like to collaborate on a different course, please get in touch with one of the librarians.