A variety of instructional services are provided by the University Library in order to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Please talk to us about your needs and those of your students. We offer a variety of services tailored to particular instructional scenarios and information needs.

In-class library instruction

A cornerstone of our library instruction program is the classroom session designed around the information needs of a particular course. Library instruction has proved most successful when done in collaboration with teaching faculty in response to a particular course objective or assignment. Instruction may be provided in the regular classroom, the library classroom (with 13 computers for hands-on instruction), or the library auditorium. Advanced scheduling with a librarian is necessary.

To schedule instruction you may:

Course guides (LibGuide)

Faculty may request that a targeted research guide be created for their class. These guides, known informally as LibGuides, can supplement in-class instruction, or be a standalone resource.

To request a customized guide for your course, you may:

Services for Specific Courses:

Freshman Seminar

Those first-year students enrolled in Freshman Seminar courses receive a basic introduction to the University Library and library research through an online library research tutorial and assignment. For more information, please contact Ellen Wilson (460-6045) or visit http://libguides.southalabama.edu/libresearch.

English 102

All students enrolled in EH 102 have the opportunity to attend a library session orienting them to sources suitable for the course's required papers. A detailed companion website is also available: http://libguides.southalabama.edu/eh102