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Library Instruction

Library instruction sessions are designed as much as possible to support instructors' curriculum goals. Faculty members are encouraged to review the library's online Research Guides and LibGuides. The Research Guide provides basic information on a topic and is the source of library handouts. They may be printed from the Web page. The LibGuide is an interactive Web page with Research Guide information and more. Contact a librarian at the Information Services Desk to suggest content or Web changes that would make study guides more effective. Two weeks' advance notice is appreciated to have study guide or Web page information updated.

Library instruction sessions are usually conducted in the library but can also be held in professors' classrooms. A minimum of one week's advance notice is desired when scheduling a librarian for classroom instruction, regardless of location. Walk-in classes are not permitted due to seating and staffing constraints. Professor attendance is strongly enouraged at each session for class oversight and contribution to the lesson. Faculty members should submit a copy of their course syllabus and pertinent class assignments when requesting an instruction session.

Schedule Library Instruction

To schedule library instruction at the Altamonte Springs Campus, Heathrow Campus or Oviedo Campus, faculty may call the Information Services Desks at any location using one of the following numbers:

  • Altamonte Springs Campus: 407.404.6026
  • Heathrow Campus: 407.708.4415
  • Oviedo Campus: 407.971.5062

The Library Instruction Request Form may be reviewed or printed in advance to aid in planning for the instruction session, as well as completed and submitted online. A librarian will follow up to discuss the reservation and help plan for the class.

Consult the calendar below to determine session availability at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

For your convenience, you may schedule an instruction session at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus online by completing a Library Instruction Request Form. Faculty may also visit the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus or call 407.708.2305 to schedule library instruction at the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.



Assignment Development

Librarians are knowledgeable and available to assist in designing appropriate library use or research assignments. Please feel free to review your library assignment with the librarians to receive valuable input, to check availability of materials for the topic, or to receive suggested assignments that will be particularly helpful for your course prior to your library instruction session.


Librarian Faculty Evaluation forms are distributed following an instruction session along with an envelope to return responses directly to Patricia DeSalvo, dean of Libraries and Learning Technology. The evaluation form may also be completed and submitted online after the instruction takes place. Professors are encouraged to be candid with their responses in order to help shape the instruction programs and meet future needs. 

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