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New Faculty Library Orientation

A one-stop guide for new faculty about the Samuel C. Williams Library's tools and resources.

Academic Support from the Library

The Instruction Team here at the Library is ready and willing to work with you and your students in a number of ways:

  • Instruction sessions

  • Research guides specific to your course

  • Information literacy

Instruction Sessions

To promote advanced library research education, the Library's Instruction Librarians are happy to collaborate with faculty members to create a session tailored to the specific research needs of a course or department.

So that the session is meaningful, non-redundant, and relevant to the students,

  • The faculty member will collaborate with the librarian to design an instruction session that meets the research needs of a specific assignment. The instruction session will be valuable only if it addresses a specific learning objective.
  • Faculty members are required to be present at the session so that the faculty member can see the sources shown and the issues discussed as well as demonstrate to the students that the faculty member values research skills and the outcome of the assignment, and that the instruction session is an integral part of the coursework.

Sessions range from 30-50 minutes, and can easily run longer if we have a lot to cover.

To arrange a library instruction session, please contact Vicky Ludas Orlofsky.

Course Guides

The Librarians are working to create course guides for many Stevens classes. These dynamic, informative guides can be integrated into Canvas for greater use by your students. The creation of these guides is a collaboration between you and your Librarian, and can tie into an instruction session or serve on their own. See the examples below for more information.

To request a course guide, please contact a librarian.