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Simpson Library: Library Instruction

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Library Instruction

About Instruction

About Library Instruction

Librarians provide course-specific research instruction to classes. To request research instruction for your class, contact the Librarian for your department directly or use the Instruction Request Form, which will be directed to the librarian serving your area.

Research instruction may involve one or two in-the-library sessions, virtual presentations, participation in a synchronous Q&A session, or having a librarian embedded in your class. Let us know how we can best help you and your students!

Librarians are also available to meet with students one-on-one to discuss their research assignments. Librarians' contact information, research help service hours, and our appointment request form are all available on our Research Help page.

SC&UA Instruction

SC&UA Instruction

Special Collections & University Archives also offers specialized library instruction.

Visit the SC&UA Research & Instruction page or email archives@umw.edu to learn more.

First Year Seminar Support

First-Year Seminar Support

Each FSEM has an assigned librarian. Your librarian will work with you to help your FSEM students develop the library research skills that they'll need in your class and throughout their time in college. Most FSEMs visit the library for a hands-on workshop with a librarian.

The library also provides an online guide, which replaces the modules used in previous years, and a quiz for your students to take. Two sections of the guide, and the quiz, are required for all FSEM students; for details about these requirements, please speak with April Wynn, the Director of the First-Year Experience.

If you're not sure which librarian is assigned to your FSEM, email the library at refdesk@umw.edu.