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Instruction Toolkits

We partner with faculty to implement diverse case studies, precedents, and authors into key courses in the curriculum. We identify resources and develop subject-specific guides that will help students learn the course content, while providing recommendations for self-driven pursuit of knowledge. We supply a roadmap to the library’s collections that is strategically infused with diverse and inclusive sources, case studies, and precedents for instructors and students to use as they see fit.

Instruction toolkits can inform other menu items or be adapted into new and existing library research guides. We currently maintain several working lists and research guides that reflect current curricular trends and strengths across liaison areas in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Learning Outcomes for Library Orientations

  • Learners will be able to use a library research guide or instruction toolkit materials in order to pursue self-driven learning. 
  • Other learning outcomes may vary according to the goals of the instruction toolkit.

Session Parameters

  • We require at least 2 weeks of advance notice for Instruction Toolkit requests.

Partner Testimonials


When I asked Emilee for resources related to our course, “School as a Socially Engaged Arts Lab,” she not only met my expectations, but pulled in resources I would never have connected to socially engaged art. This created rich conversations and explorations of the varied interactive texts and resources.

– Ryan Griffis, Professor of Studio Art, School of Art & Design

Emilee Mathews, Head Librarian, leads first-year students in examining items from the library’s vault collection.

Graduate Assistant Flannery Cusick leads a conversation about paper engineering with session participants.

There is so much more to the library than the books on the shelves. After connecting my undergraduate and graduate students to the resources and staff at the Ricker library, I am looking forward to doing even more next year.

– Jennifer Bergmark, Assistant Professor of Art Education, School of Art & Design

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