Instructional Support

How can librarians support my teaching needs? 

What we teach:

  • developing research skills + strategies
  • citation support + management
  • literature reviews

How we teach:

  • customized workshops
  • guest lectures
  • co-led sessions
  • single sessions
  • multiple integrated or embedded sessions

How long does library instruction take?

The amount of time for library instruction depends on what your goals for the session are. Some things can be achieved in 30 minutes, other require a couple of hours, or integrated repeat visits.

In order for library instruction to be effective it should be developed in collaboration between the subject librarian and the class instructor. Please consider booking a short meeting with your subject librarian to discuss library instruction that is appropriate for your class.

What information should I provide my subject librarian with before their visit?

  • Preferred date and time
  • Assignment(s) + syllabi
  • Session goals, what do you want your students to get out of this
  • A date and time to meet to discuss above

How can my subject librarian help me create strong assignments?

Librarians can review your assignments, or work with you to design assignments that are:

  • supported by the library collection
  • scaffolded to break out research skills into manageable chunks
  • meet the goals and objectives of the course

Examples of collaborations between librarians and instructors:

  • Integration into first year English classes and micro library instructional sessions
  • Integrated support in systematic review courses
  • Scaffolded research support within a department
  • Implementation of case based learning strategies

Questions about  library instructional?

Please contact Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, at or 250-807-8190.