A wealth of library resources are available for student and faculty curricular and research needs. Keeping up with new resources as well as changes in established resources features and functions can be a formidable challenge with your very busy schedule. Let us help you save time and effort in this endeavor with our many and varied instructional services. We can provide one-to-one consultations and office calls for faculty, and class sessions as well as one-to-one consultations for students.
Here are just some of the Instructional services the Biology Librarian can provide:
Provide sessions on library use and services (Online Library Catalog, how to locate library materials, borrowing, interlibrary loan, etc.)
Present workshops on how to use particular databases, how to set up current awareness services to keep up-to-date on the literature, etc.
Provide sessions on the use of library resources for reading research papers
Formulate course, project, or research related library instruction sessions
Assist with research assignment development
Create handouts, guides, Web pages, Web tutorials, and other library research or subject related information tools
Compile source selections for class assignments and curriculum
Provide sessions on information sources that are useful to laboratory classes
Design customized print and Web resources for a specific class, project, or subject area
Present new faculty workshops
Present new graduate student workshops
One-to-one consultations with librarian
Request a session by completing the Biology Virtual Library Instruction Request Form. For further information please contact Kelli Trei, Biosciences Librarian, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (217) 244-2503.
Self-help guides are available to help students, faculty, and staff learn to use the library and our resources. These are available in print at the Biology Library and online. Our guides include:
If you cannot find a particular guide, please ask a staff member.
The University Library Central Reference Library has many online tutorials, streaming videos, and other instructional assistance at their LEARN web site. See also University Library LEARN FAQs. They also schedule many Savvy Researcher workshops throughout the semester, with the special needs of undergraduate and graduate students in mind. This is a must stop for any student, and useful for faculty members, too!