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About TLAS

Mission and Vision

Teaching, Learning, and Academic Support (TLAS) provides innovative services and environments to: enhance collaboration and exploration; engage students in conversations around the tools and methods for discovering and critically analyzing information; and anticipate and develop new and emerging programs to facilitate student success. Our Orange Room study space on the first floor of the Main Library provides a vibrant and lively center of activity for students including an embedded writing center, a variety of group and individual work spaces, and access to multiple printers and items from the Library’s loanable technology program. Teaching, Learning, and Academic Support also hosts the University Library’s central hub for research assistance, leading patrons to the discovery of library resources and expert help. We are dedicated to increasing the research skills of faculty, staff, students, and the broader community, as well as collaboratively educating our campus constituents regarding the many ways in which the Library supports research and teaching, while also assuring that scholars are connected to their subject liaisons and disciplinary libraries.

TLAS Service Areas

The unit supports a variety of services and programs focused on helping library users successfully locate research resources, helping faculty and instructors integrate Library experiences and skills in support of class learning objectives, and creating inclusive and accessible student success programs that provide support across a variety of needs. Specific services include:

  • Staffing, training, and providing support for researchers at the Main Library Information Desk;
  • Teaching early career undergraduate-level instruction in Composition I programs;
  • Teaching graduate-level English as a Second Language instruction sessions for academic and business writing classes;
  • Organizing and coordinating the Savvy Researcher Workshop series;
  • Providing instruction and research assistance on finding and using government information;
  • Hosting programs and services in support of the campus student success initiative;
  • Connecting with the local community through outreach and public engagement activities;
  • Providing support for e-Learning initiatives;
  • Coordinating services with the Writers Workshop;
  • Supporting high school students and the transition to the college experience through the Uni High Library and local community collaborations;
  • Supporting undergraduate research through instruction and outlets for presentation and publication;
  • Orienting patrons to Library services and spaces.