The UWF Libraries offers library instruction to students, staff, faculty, and the community. Types of instruction include:
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:
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.
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:
Video Streaming Reserves - contact Michael Pace, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 857-6162.
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:
In addition to quiet study, the library offers many first-come, first-served group study options for students, including: