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Library Instruction Services & Request

The UWF Libraries offers library instruction to students, staff, faculty, and the community. Types of instruction include:

Library Orientations
Designed to familiarize library users with the UWF Libraries, library orientations acquaint students with our collections, services, and policies.

Subject or Assignment-Specific Instruction
Instruction sessions may be tailored to library resources specific to a subject area, assignment, or research topic. They are taught according to the needs of the class by librarians who serve as subject area specialists.

Information Literacy Instruction
Information literacy is a set of skills that enable individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively and ethically use the needed information. It is often included in subject-specific instruction, and additional information may be found on our Information Literacy page.

Individual Help /Research Consultations
Subject specialist librarians are happy to provide one-on-one assistance in the form of research consultations (30-40 minute appointments). Contact your subject specialist librarian directly to schedule an appointment.

Online Instruction / Tutorials / Research Guides
Library Orientation and other online tutorials (e.g., plagiarism, popular vs. scholarly sources) may be used by individual students wishing to enhance their skills, or by professors in conjunction with a course or assignment. Most tutorials offer a quiz, so instructors are encouraged to link to these from Canvas and/or assign them to their students for credit. Research Guides are also useful for identifying discipline-specific resources. Visit our Library Instruction Services for E-Learning Courses page for more information.

Instructors may use this form to request and schedule library instruction sessions for their courses. After submitting the form, the instructor will receive confirmation from a librarian to finalize the time and content of the session. Sessions may also be scheduled by contacting a subject specialist librarian or by contacting the Reference Desk at 850-474-2424.