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Library Instruction Session Request

If you are a UW-Green Bay instructor and wish to schedule a library instruction session for a class, please fill out the following form.

One of our librarians will be in touch with you shortly:

Library Instruction Request Form


Why Schedule a Session?

You may think that library instruction is something only for freshmen and College Writing courses, or that students already know how to do research. In today's rapidly changing world of technology, the need for library instruction increases every day.

If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, then you might consider incorporating a library instruction session into your class.

  • Do you give assignments that include using library resources?
  • Do you have new students who don't have any idea where the library is or what it has to offer?
  • Do you have some seniors who know very little about doing research?
  • Do you have students telling you that they cannot find any information on their topic?

Library Instruction Sessions

Librarians at Cofrin Library can tailor a library instruction session to meet the needs of your class.

A session with a librarian can help your students quickly master some of the mechanics of the research process so they can focus on critical thinking and analysis of information resources.

Session Topics
A library instruction session can cover various topics, including:

  • General library information
  • Developing a search strategy
  • Searching the library catalog for books/media
  • Searching the library databases for articles
  • Using Interlibrary Loan for library materials
  • Researching on the web
  • Evaluation of sources
  • Hands-on time for searching

Advanced Topics

  • Using specialized library databases
  • Government Documents
  • Using primary sources, and archival materials
  • Legislative Research

Library instruction sessions can be conducted in Cofrin Library's instruction lab (CL 304), or in campus classrooms.

Sessions can range from a quick 10-15 demo to a full hands-on class period.

Schedule a Library Instruction Session
We can work within your class schedule and time constraints. To schedule a library instruction session, please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form with your course information and preferred date/time and one of our librarians will schedule the session.

For online and off-campus courses: Take advantage of our D2L Embedded Librarian program that places a librarian in your D2L course to assist students. We can also record a video presentation and you can upload it/link to it from your D2L course. Or we can schedule a live web conference for your class.

Contact the library by email:, or call 920-465-2540 and one of our librarians will be in touch with you.


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