Library instruction can be requested by any member of the CSU faculty (full-time or adjunct). Library instruction sessions can be general in focus, covering the library catalogs and other library databases that may be appropriate for a broad range of academic subjects. Sessions can also be customized for a specific academic discipline or geared towards a particular course assignment. Please schedule library instruction sessions 2 weeks in advance.
The library instruction lab (LIB 210) is used for library instruction sessions taught by library faculty. It is not used for course instruction or as a meeting space. If you are a CSU faculty member who would like to reserve a room in the library with computers for instruction, please contact the CTRE at 995-2960 (x2960) to reserve LIB 144.
We are delighted that you are interested in booking a library instruction session. Instruction sessions are provided Monday through Saturday, including weekday evenings. Please note all instruction sessions must be booked 2 weeks in advance, and the classroom is located in the library on the 2nd floor, room 210. The instruction schedule will be limited to three sessions per day on weekdays and one session on Saturdays. Please complete as much of the request form as possible.
The ideal time for an instruction session is 2 to 3 weeks before a related class assignment is due. The standard instruction session (also known as standard BI) is typically scheduled for 50 minutes. However, faculty may also request a double BI (two 50 minute sessions). In the case of a double BI, the first session will be a standard lecture/presentation; the second session will be devoted to hands-on activity. Faculty may schedule both sessions on the same day (back to back) or on two different days.
Currently, the system is set up for 50 minute sessions that begin on the hour (e.g., 3:00pm-3:50pm). Therefore, a session that begins at 10:30am and ends at 11:45am, for example, would require two consecutive time slots (10:00am-10:50am and 11:00am-11:50am). This would necessitate clicking on both time slots before clicking on the “Continue” button. Faculty should use the “Note” field to indicate the actual start and end time for the instruction session. This configuration of the online system will be evaluated again at the end of the semester and might be modified once more to accommodate diverse class schedules.
Please wait for email confirmation that your library instruction request has been approved before notifying your students about the date of an instruction session. You may direct any questions you have regarding library instruction to the Reference Department by phone at 773-995-2235 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org