UO Libraries Instruction Services

Our instruction aims to foster information literacy skills in students, faculty, and the UO community. We believe in teaching excellence and strive to provide accurate and relevant information to you and your students.

At UO Libraries we define Information Literacy (IL) as:

A set of practices that empowers people to critically, effectively, and ethically use and create information to engage with the world personally, professionally, and civically in support of educational goals and to foster continuous learning.

Learn more about Information Literacy and UO Libraries Learning Outcomes.

How do I request Library Instruction?

We would be glad to discuss remote, online, and in-person teaching and learning opportunities with you!

First-Year and Lower-Division

Course-Integrated Instruction (including Law) & Workshops

>Note: You can also add your Librarian to Canvas using the new Librarian role!

What does collaborating with a Librarian look like?

Your Subject Specialist Librarian can work with you to develop dynamic learning experiences to incorporate the UO Libraries Learing Outcomes into your courses. Librarians are trained in instruction and can consult with disciplinary faculty on course design, assignment design, as well as providing one-shot or embedded instruction services, both online and in the classroom. We strive for teaching excellence and look forward to working with you towards the success of our students!

Check out our instruction blog for ideas and inspiration!

Librarians can:

  • Lead targeted IL instruction for your classes in-person or online, in the library or in your classroom
  • Consult with you on assignment design to scaffold in appropriate IL outcomes
  • Partner with you to review submitted student work, particularly cited sources, annotated bibliographies, etc.
  • Create subject and course-specific research guides to point your students to appropriate resources
  • Add assessment quizzes for library tutorials to your Canvas course site
  • Meet with your students individually or in small groups for research consultations
  • And much more!

Library Instruction Session Topic Examples

  • Overview of relevant library resources
  • Defining and narrowing a research topic
  • Developing effective search strategies
  • Finding books
  • Finding journal articles & peer review
  • Finding high quality Internet resources
  • Critical evaluation of resources
  • Citing sources & plagiarism
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Special Collections materials
  • Specialized resources
    such as GIS, data management, bibliographic management software (Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)

Questions? Please contact Bronwen Maxson.