Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Request an Information Literacy Instruction Session

**Note: We are happy to teach library instruction sessions this semester in-person in one of the Main Library classrooms (or in your regular classroom), or synchronously or asynchronously via video conferencing software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.

Before scheduling an Information Literacy Instruction Session, please keep some things in mind:

  • Please give us a two week notice before your first choice session. This allows us to adequately prepare for your students.
  • Please schedule your Information Literacy Instruction Session so that it coincides with your students' research assignment. We are most helpful at the students' point of need.
  • Please be flexible in your schedule. We will try to honor your first choice for a session but this isn't always possible as we are scheduling your colleagues as well.
  • We recommend using one full class time (1 hour 50 minutes or 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the class) for an Information Literacy Instruction Session. This allows your students to fully engage with new concepts and new methods.
  • Submit your syllabus and assignment to libinstr@lib.msu.edu In order to ensure maximum effectiveness for the students, we tailor our sessions to address their immediate research needs. If the students will not be working on a research assignment at the time of the scheduled library session, we strongly suggest rescheduling the session.

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Faculty/Instructor Information
Instruction Session 1 Information
e.g. BUS 101-007
Please submit a minimum of three options per section.
Session Date/Time Preference(s)
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
more possible times
Instruction Session 2 Information
e.g. BUS 101-007
Please submit a minimum of three options per section.
Session Date/Time Preference(s)
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
more possible times
Instruction Session 3 Information
e.g. BUS 101-007
Please submit a minimum of three options per section.
Session Date/Time Preference(s)
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
Library Instruction prefers at least two weeks notice.
more possible times
Assignment Information
Specific subjects or research topics discussed in class.
Any specific information emphasis (i.e. primary sources, government documents, Special Collections) that is directly related to your student needs in this course.
Any other information or detail not included in the assignment that you would like us to know.
 would like to collaborate with a librarian on library research assignments in these areas (optional).
See tips for designing a research assignment. Please submit course syllabus and assignment via email to libinstr@lib.msu.edu.
Submitting This Form
Please note that your session is not actually approved and scheduled until an Instruction librarian contacts you to confirm one of the dates you requested.