Library Instruction Options

We’d be happy to expand upon any of the concepts covered in this lab. We offer many options to support you and your students:

Library Instruction Request

Library instruction sessions are individually customized for your class assignment(s) by the librarians who teach them. Instruction sessions taught in the library last about an hour and provide hands-on searching experience for students in addition to demonstrations, learning activities, etc. Those taught in smart classrooms last approximately 40 minutes.

In Spring 2017, 97% of surveyed students agreed that they expected their library instruction session to be helpful when completing their coursework. Check out our infographics to see what CSUSB students are learning in library workshops and instruction sessions.

Request a Library Guide

Library Guides are online resource pages that librarians create for you. Relevant resources such as pertinent websites, databases, tutorials, books, and articles are individually selected then collocated in one place for your students. You can use your Library Guide on its own, link it to your class website, or incorporate it into your Blackboard course.

Embedded Librarian

Librarians can consult with you on the design of research assignments, recommend resources and search strategies for specific inquiries, and/or join discussion boards on Blackboard courses to anticipate/respond to students’ research questions related to assignments. If you would like to add a librarian to your Blackboard course or discuss a possible collaboration with a librarian, contact Barbara Quarton or your liaison librarian.

More Online Tutorials

Check out our YouTube channel for more library video tutorials. Each is 3-5 minutes long and covers a research skill or concept.

Library Workshops

We offer workshops for freshmen, juniors/transfers, and graduate students. Workshops are held in the Pfau Library, room PL-2005, and registration is required. Check out our offerings and register on our workshop calendar.


Meet Your Instruction Librarians