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.
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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.
Request Library Instruction
- Writing 123 Instruction, contact Bronwen Maxson
- Course-Integrated Instruction (including FIGs, ARCs, and Law), contact the corresponding Subject Specialist Librarian
- Special Collections & University Archives Instruction
- Data Services Trainings & Workshops
- Digital Scholarship & DREAM Lab, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- DeArmond MakerSpace at the Price Science Commons & Research Library, please contact Dean Walton or Jimmy Murray
- General Instruction Requests (including schools & community groups), please contact Katy Lenn
Collaborate with a Librarian
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!
- 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.)
Information for specific instruction scenarios:
First-Year Interest Group (FIG) Instruction
- FIGs and the UO Libraries - Information for faculty
Schools & Community Group Instruction
Questions? Please contact the Head of Research and Instructional Services, Katy Lenn.