Library Instruction Support

The Library supports faculty teaching by providing instruction on a variety of critical research skills, such as information literacy, using and applying technology in creative and innovative ways, and conducting archival research. Sound intriguing? Learn more about how the library can support your course and student research skills.

Information Literacy

Our teaching focuses on the competencies required to conduct original research in specific disciplines, including the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. Our teaching emphasizes specific skills required to succeed in modern academic research, as well as the general literacies needed to navigate complicated information landscapes.   

Creative & Emerging Technologies

Connect with knowledgeable Makerspace staff to collaborate on embeddable experiential learning opportunities for students.  The Makerspace has a wide range of ‘critical making’ technological hardware and software, staff with technical expertise to facilitate in-person or virtual seminars and/or workshops, and long-term faculty equipment loans.  Working with Makerspace staff, faculty can integrate 3D modelling/printing, podcasting, audio/video production, laser cutting, rapid prototyping, and other new and emerging technologies into their curriculum.

Archival Research

The Archives & Special Collections is an excellent place for students to learn the distinctions between primary and secondary source materials and to conduct original research.  Everything needed is here.  We can assist through guest lectures, tours, hosting classes/seminars, and assignment design.