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Resources for Faculty

Library resources for teaching and research support

Course-Integrated Instruction

Session Basics
Instruction librarians from George Washington University Libraries conduct class sessions based on the research needs of your students. A successful session will:

  • Address a specific assignment at a point in the semester when your students are conducting research, increasing their motivation and learning
  • Include the faculty member, whose presence emphasizes the importance of the research instruction and enriches student learning
  • Be planned by the faculty member and the librarian together, in order best to suit the course content, the students' learning styles, and the tenor of the faculty member's instruction

Instruction librarians are also happy to visit your course to participate more informally in discussions about research.

The libraries' instruction program aligns with Information Literacy standards established by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Association of College and Research Libraries.

Requesting a Session
To schedule a session, use our Library Instruction Request Form.  Please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Virtual Instruction

Research Guides
A librarian can create an online guide of resources relevant to your course. The guide may include step-by-step instructions for specific databases, research tips and tricks, and a design to allow your students to contribute to the guide.

Blackboard Participation
Librarians can be embedded into Blackboard sites to participate in discussions about research topics, processes, and/or sources.

Faculty Consultation (Virtual or In-person)
A librarian collaborates with the faculty member on assignments to suggest resources and discuss potential research issues.

Ask-a-Librarian
Students (and faculty or staff) can visit or phone the Ask Us Desk, send an instant message or email, or request a research appointment with a librarian for research help when they need it. Please refer students to the Ask-a-Librarian service.

How Do I...
Librarians have created tutorials on basic library and research skills with links that faculty members can include in their Blackboard sites or on their assignments. 

GW Libraries • 2130 H Street NW • Washington DC 20052202.994.6558AskUs@gwu.edu