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Information Literacy: Teaching Support

Course-Integrated Instruction

We can provide instruction sessions that help your students understand the research process as it relates to your course, think critically about information and consider authority as it relates to your discipline, use information in ethical ways, and other aspects of information literacy as it relates to the consideration of the role of information in your discipline. To schedule an instruction session for a course with a librarian, please fill out the instruction request form. Please provide as much information as possible so that we can best assist you. We also ask that you attend the session to underscore for your students the importance of what the librarian presents.

If you have any problems filling out the form, please contact the Reference Assistant Lisa Sciulli at or at 412.396.5346 to schedule a session.

One-on-One Consultation

We would be happy to talk to you about how to integrate information literacy and library resources into your instruction. Please contact Melody Diehl Detar to set up an appointment with a librarian.

Assignment Review

If you have an assignment that highlights library resources or integrates information literacy skills (considering authority, understanding scholarly conversations, considering the value of information in various contexts), we can review it for you. We know where students can have difficulties, and know about a variety of pertinent resources with which you may not be familiar. Please contact Melody Diehl Detar to set up an appointment with a librarian.

Research Guide Creation

We can work with you to create a personalized research guide for a specific course or a subject area. We can create guides that allow you to embed videos, include links, and elicit feedback from viewers. Please contact Melody Diehl Detar to start planning your guide.

Online Tutorials

If you have a specific information literacy learning outcome that you would like to see in an online tutorial, we can help you create the tutorial. Please contact Melody Diehl Detar for further assistance.