Library Instruction Programs

Appalachian State University Libraries provides research assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral classes. Librarians are able to work with you to create an instruction session suited to the needs of your students and your teaching.

First Year Experience

The University Libraries support First Year Seminar via the First Year Seminar Library Modules. Research labs (working days in a library instruction room with a librarian present to answer student questions) can be scheduled upon completion of the Library Modules. Check out our First Year Seminar faculty guide for more information. To make a research lab request for your course, use our Instruction Request Form.

The University Libraries support the First Year Writing program with interactive librarian-led research instruction sessions and with a course research guide that can be integrated directly into AsULearn. To make a request for your Rhetoric & Composition 1000 class, use our Instruction Request Form.

Information Literacy Instruction

Library instruction sessions are tailored to the research assignments you give your students. We offer in-person, online synchronous, and online asynchronous instruction modalities, and faculty can request instruction for their classes using the Instruction Request Form. Find your librarian or contact Kelly Rhodes for general information about the information literacy instruction program.

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Technology Instruction

Multimedia instruction: Have you ever wanted to integrate multimedia into your instruction but didn’t know where to start? Our mission is to step you and your students through the process from start to finish. We offer tours of our services and spaces as well as checkout equipment and class instruction. Our goal is to help you choose the best software and equipment to meet the needs of your assignment. Learn more about the instruction services available through the Digital Media Studio. Submit a request for technology instruction, or if you have been reluctant to start, contact Wil Cummings for a consultation.

Makerspace: Workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics, and electronics are available through the Makerspace. Contact Hannah Pope for more information.

VR Studio: Faculty have the option of incorporating VR into their courses using the VR Studio. The Libraries and Academic Technologies can work with faculty to create projects, curate experiences, and teach the necessary skills to further the learning goals of their students. Contact Hannah Pope for more information.

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Special Collections Research Center Instruction

Teach with Special Collections! Engage your students with our rare and unique materials, including manuscripts, archives, and rare books, to learn the power of primary sources. For more information and to schedule a session, see the Teach with Special Collections page.

Instructional Materials Center Instruction

The Instructional Materials Center librarians offer instruction on children's and young adult literature and strategies for research in the field of education. We offer a virtual tour for new education majors, orientations for students, and planning sessions with faculty for class assignments. For more information, find your librarian or contact Margaret Gregor.

For Students

Students seeking individual research assistance from a librarian can schedule a research appointment. Research appointments provide students the opportunity to meet with a librarian for in-depth reference assistance to identify sources for a research topic.