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Library Instruction Services

Librarians partner with instructors to design and test library assignments, to teach with library resources, and to create bibliographies. Sessions cover areas like library research strategies, critical thinking skills, information literacy, and scholarly communication.

  • Composition I CoursesLibrary instruction is provided for students in Composition I classes through the Instruction Department of the Undergraduate Library. These include RHET 101, RHET 102, RHET 105, CMN 111, CMN 112, ESL 112, and ESL 115. Instructors for these classes may request a session where librarians will work with your students to improve their research skills and become independent critical thinkers.
  • Find Your Subject Library to Request a Course-Based Instruction SessionInstructors who need course-based instruction not covered below should contact their subject library for details on what instructional services they provide, or get help identifying the right librarian to work with by contacting Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, at infolit@library.illinois.edu.
  • Savvy Researcher WorkshopsThe library offers hour long workshops on advanced topics, including citation management tools, data management, digital publishing, and finding grants to fund your research. Instructors can request that a specific Savvy Researcher Workshop be taught in a special session for a course, research group, or faculty meeting.
  • Course and Subject GuidesDepartmental libraries create library guides that provide instructional resources for students and instructors including research guides, subject guides, database guides, and class guides. Browse existing guides, or contact your subject library or librarian if you would like to request a guide for your course.

Library Materials in Class

Undergraduate Research

  • Undergraduate Research JournalsThe library works with instructors and student advisors on the production of undergraduate student journals. See a list of current student journals and find out how to partner with the library on the creation of a new journal.

More Teaching Resources

  • Online Information Literacy TutorialsLearn more about campus owned and creative commons licensed information literacy materials intended to supplement your instruction needs.
  • Open Educational ResourcesExplore the basics of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use, and adapt OER materials for your own curriculum.