Library Instruction: Library Instruction Home
The mission of the instruction program at UW Libraries is to support the teaching, research, and extension mission of the University by teaching information literacy skills in order to promote academic success, personal and professional decision-making, civic participation, and lifelong learning.
Our library instruction program takes a multi-pronged approach to teaching information literacy skills. Librarians:
- meet with classes during any stage of a research project to teach skills and tools necessary for the assignment. We focus our general library instruction on courses in the Communication and First-Year Seminar courses in the University Studies program with significant research projects.
- support upper-division and graduate student research. Contact your subject liaison directly for requests for specialized disciplinary instruction.
- partner with faculty and instructors to develop research assignments, syllabi, and curricula that model best practices in information literacy, critical thinking, and related literacies.
- consult with individuals and small groups of faculty or students on research strategies and resources.
- create online instructional materials for classes, including research guides and interactive and video tutorials.
- teach credit-bearing research classes, including LBRY 3020.
- offer a series of research workshops for faculty, graduate students, and other researchers.
Using the Tutorial for Info Power (TIP)
Request a library guide
If your students are completing a research project that will require that they use library resources, a guide may be helpful. A librarian can help you to narrow down the thousands of resources available and place a selection of the most relevant databases and tools at your students' fingertips. Contact your subject librarian directly, or ask at the Coe Library Help Desk for a referral to the appropriate contact.