The Library Instruction Program at Washington State University is designed to create partnerships between library and academic department faculty to teach research skills to students from freshman through graduate levels. Instruction helps students become effective participants in the modern information world and to develop skills and concepts they will need to continue their education beyond their years at WSU. Library Instruction aims to help student researchers develop a broad understanding of skills and concepts related to the identification, location, retrieval, management, and presentation of information in an increasingly automated and networked environment. For more information, contact Corey Johnson or visit the library instruction homepage.
Library faculty offer classes designed for the specific informational needs of your course and your particular assignments. These library sessions can cover multiple concepts, including specific resources, searching techniques, evaluation of information, the research process, plagiarism, citing sources, and more. Most classes incorporate a hands-on element that allows your students to work directly with specialized resources during the class. Classes can take place in or outside of the Libraries' instructional classrooms.
Instructional Design Support
Library faculty can work with you to create or revise assignments that require use of library or other informational resources. Services can also include identifying information literacy learning outcomes attuned to the needs of your discipline and course, offering you with ideas for classroom activities, and providing you with the means to assess the information literacy skills of your students.
Designing or updating a Web-based or distance course? We can work with you to help design online components that incorporate information literacy elements and assessment. We can also work with you in identifying appropriate electronic resources for your students.
Interdisciplinary Project Teams
Have a class that crosses disciplines? The Libraries can create an interdisciplinary project team of subject specialist librarians to work with you and your students to ensure that students become knowledgeable about resources and information issues outside of their own subject area.
General Interest Workshops
The Libraries periodically offer campus, discipline, or department-wide classes focusing on a particular area. Library Instruction's Classes on Demand program features a wide array of workshop offerings.
Learn more about the work of the LI Team from our Promotional Document.
Services for Distance Learners
Special policies, resources, learning aids, and course-specific materials for distance students.
Library Instruction Update
A regular series of presentations covering information literacy issues, open to the entire WSU community.