Library instruction

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Information literacy instruction is currently offered both in-person and online via Zoom. 

Instructors may specify their preference for face-to-face or online instruction during the request process, and we will do our best with our current staffing to accommodate the request. The process to request an instruction session remains the same. Any instructors needing library instruction for their classes should submit a request using this form. Once a request is submitted, instructors will receive a confirmation e-mail from within four business days. In-person and online instruction sessions will receive an email confirmation and calendar reservation for their session(s) reserved time. The e-mail will also include the name of the librarian providing the instruction as well as links to online modules and conferencing if required. 
Online classes will receive a link to access a Canvas course with asynchronous resources like tutorial videos and modules covering an array of information literacy and research concepts that we believe will be helpful to students in every discipline. Instructors are encouraged to share this link with their students prior to their library instruction session.
The library has also developed learning materials for students, staff, and faculty to use as a supplement to information literacy instruction. These materials include
 · Subject Guides - offer guidance on how to find and use discipline-specific resources like research databases, reference materials, and reliable websites 
 · Murphy Library YouTube channel - students can watch short videos on forming a database search strategy, using advanced search techniques, and how to use Search@UW 
We’re looking forward to working with you and we’re pleased to continue providing your students with high-quality instruction. If you have any questions related to information literacy instruction, please email us at