Library instruction facilitates students’ engagement in creative and critical thinking about research and information resources.
Request Library Instruction
Librarians provide instruction for on campus, hybrid, and online courses, engaging students in active learning whenever possible. Contact the subject librarian for your department to request instruction and discuss your instructional goals, or use the form to request instruction.
Integrate Research Skills into Your Course
“I’ve never taken a research class before, nor had I written a research article. Now I can figure out exactly how to research, and what tools are available to me.” – Student
Designing Research Assignments
Effective research assignments help your students to develop an appropriate topic, think critically about information resources, and responsibly utilize resources. Your subject librarian can partner with you to:
- Think through an assignment from a research skills perspective
- Verify if resources needed to complete the assignment are available through the Library
- Arrange research support for your students (e.g., in-class session, and online course guides)
Support for Online Instruction
Librarians work closely with instructors and OAI in the development of online programs and courses to support the development of research skills and critical thinking of our online students.
Guides & Tutorials for Instructional Support
“I…relearned how to maintain an educated awareness on the validity of online resources and the importance of the context in which you cite certain web sources.” – Student
Library Learning Outcomes and Information Literacy Framework
Portland State Librarians develop instruction based on our Library Learning Outcomes and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.