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New Faculty Library Guide

Library Instruction Services

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. Library Orientation is also available online.

Course/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 D2L 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.

Request Library Instruction by:

Filling out the form  or

Contacting Your Subject Librarian

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 474-2424.


Course Reserves & Textbook Reserves

Faculty may place materials on electronic, print, or video streaming reserves for their courses. Students may access electronic reserves either through our catalog or within an eLearning (Canvas) course, by request.  Streaming video reserves will be accessible through eLearning (Canvas) only. To place an item on reserves, consult the following links:

Print & Electronic (PDF) Course Reserves

Video Streaming Reserves - contact Michael Pace,

In addition, all 1000-4000 level courses have textbooks that have been placed on reserve for 2-hour loan by students.

If you have any questions about any of our reserve services, please contact:

Michael Pace, Course Reserves Coordinator, at or 857-6162.

Spaces in the Library

Faculty may reserve the 1st floor library classroom if they find they need computer lab space for a class session. Please follow the policy and form when requesting:

Request to Reserve the Library Classroom

In addition to quiet study, the library offers many first-come, first-served group study options for students, including:

  • The Great Good Place, 2nd floor (no technology but wifi. Laptops may be checked out at the Circulation Desk)
  • The Skylab, 5th floor - a computer lab that also boasts a multimedia room with additional software and a 3D Printer Makerspace
  • SMARTBoards, 1st & 2nd floors - boards with projectors that help students study and complete group projects and presentations
  • Group study rooms, 3rd & 4th floors