Library Instruction

Library and research instruction is provided to support curriculum goals and enhance students' ability to locate, gather, and evaluate information for the projects. The aim is to provide foundational critical thinking skills and introduce core information literacy concepts, one of the College's five Student Learning Outcomes.

Schedule Instruction

Full-time faculty, adjuncts, and staff may complete the Library Instruction Request Form or the library to schedule instruction.

  • Altamonte Springs: 407.404.6026
  • Heathrow: 407.708.4415
  • Oviedo: 407.971.5062
  • Sanford/Lake Mary: 407.708.2305

For faculty and adjuncts at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus, an instruction calendar is provided to assist you in choosing available dates.

Instruction sessions are conducted in the library instruction labs at each campus, and may be held in the instructor's classroom if requested. While we do our best to accommodate all instructional requests, we ask that you provide the library with a minimum of one week's notice. Last minute requests are subject to librarian availability and scheduling. It is helpful to include a copy of your course assignment with your request. Instructors should plan to attend the session so the students are more engaged in the process.

We strongly encourage you to schedule time with us to discuss your research needs before your class. A librarian can help design or review assignments, check availability of materials, or suggest research tools that will strengthen desired learning outcomes.

Embedded Librarian / Online Instruction

Library instruction may be provided virtually through our embedded librarian program. The service is available to all online, hybrid, and campus classes with a Canvas presence.

Librarians provide instruction assistance in multiple ways, tailored to your individual needs:

  • Regular postings of research tips, video tutorials, and library information
  • Monitor email and discussion postings to address questions
  • Scheduled virtual office hours
  • Online meetings or instruction through Web conferencing software
  • Class-specific research guides, handouts, and tutorials

To embed a librarian in your course fill out an Embedded Librarian Request Form, contact your department liaison, or email librarian Ross Martin .

Department Liaisons

If you wish to meet with a librarian about your instruction, each department is connected with an assigned subject librarian to help fulfill your requests and meet your needs. To find and contact your department liaison, visit the Librarian Liaisons page.

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Altamonte Springs:
Circulation 407.404.6025
Reference 407.404.6025

Heathrow:
Circulation/Reference
407.708.4415

Oviedo:
Circulation 407.971.5061
Reference 407.971.5062

Sanford/Lake Mary:
Circulation 407.708.2618
Reference 407.708.2305

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