Reference and Instructional Services Department

Assistance for Faculty and Instructors

Librarians are eager to collaborate with you to promote information literacy among our students. Librarians are available to instruct students in the best strategies for locating, evaluating and using information resources effectively and ethically. The Library instruction program provides the following services:

  • When you request a Library instruction session, a librarian will collaborate with you to provide a class which is tailored to your class goals and assignments. Library instruction sessions provide students with an overview of resources in a subject area, present strategies for searching databases, and provide guidance for evaluating the resources discovered.

    • Request a library instruction class for your students
    • Contact Tom Melvin, Interim Coordinator for Library Instruction (phone (302) 831-6230; email ).
  • Information useful for ELI sessions

  • Library workshops

    The Library offers workshops on specific resources, new technologies, and other topics of interest. For more information please see the list of current workshops.

  • Teaching with primary resources or historical documents

    If you would like your students to use primary resources in their research or wish to introduce your students to such resources, please contact the Special Collections Department to learn more about their collections and how primary resources can be integrated into your class.

    Contact Timothy Murray () or call the Special Collections Department at (302) 831-2229.


Unsure of whom to contact?

  • Contact Tom Melvin, Interim Coordinator for Library Instruction (phone (302) 831-6230; email )
  • Call the Reference Office at (302) 831-2432.
  • Request a library instruction class for your students.
  • Contact the librarian for your subject; see the Subject Librarians for Instruction page.
Resource materials for faculty Copyright (for your own work, as well as your students' work)

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