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Instructor’s checklist for requesting a librarian visit

For the 2020/2021 academic year, virtual support is available. In-person support is not offered.

Getting started

  • Have you been in touch with your liaison librarian?
  • Start a conversation with your librarian about classroom library instruction
  • We prefer at least 2 weeks advance notice to ensure librarian availability. But the earlier, the better!
  • A librarian visit works best when it takes place 2 to 3 weeks before a research assignment is due.
  • Have you passed along the following information to your librarian?
    • Course title, code, and section
    • Number of students in your class
    • A copy of the research assignment that your students are currently working on.
    • A copy of your course outline, if possible.

Before the session

  • Have you informed your students of the time and location of the librarian visit?
  • This is especially important if the librarian visit is outside of your normal classroom and/or time
  • Have you reviewed the research assignment with your students prior to the librarian visit?
  • Have you asked them to starting thinking about the information-seeking process?
  • Have you considered making attendance mandatory for the visit?
  • Are you able to attend the librarian visit?
  • If there are questions regarding an assignment that come up in the library session, you are the best person to answer them.


  • Was the librarian visit beneficial to your students?
  • Please feel free to provide feedback to your liaison librarian.

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