Instruction Services

Individual, group, or class instruction in chemistry information and use of electronic resources is available. Drop-in workshops are also periodically scheduled in the library. For more information about any of the instruction opportunities on this page contact Chemistry Librarian Ariel Andrea.

Course-Related Sessions & Workshops

Collaboration between librarians and instructors is important in order to better develop workshops tailored to your course and the needs of your students.  Most workshops have hands-on computer time so students can immediately practice new skills, while library staff provide individual feedback and guidance. Sessions are most effective when tied closely to an assignment requiring library research.

  • Classroom instruction outside the library is encouraged. The Chemistry Library teaching lab can only hold a small class of 10 students or less, so it is best to plan on having larger groups in other computer labs or classrooms.
  • Library sessions should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The beginning of each semester are a very busy time for the library instruction program, so having an alternative time in mind when you schedule is helpful.
  • The presence and involvement of faculty and teaching staff in the planning and teaching of a library session are critical for success. Students are more engaged when the instructor participates in the session.

Library Course Pages

Library Course Pages (LCPs) are created by librarians, in collaboration with faculty and instructors, and tailored to a specific course’s needs and assignments. LCPs may be accessed from MyUW or Learn@UW.

Depending on the course, the Library Course Page may contain:

  • electronic reserves links
  • a list of print materials on reserve for the class in campus libraries
  • links to research tools such as journal databases and Web sites
  • tips and techniques for making library research faster and more efficient
  • EndNote Basic, for help in formatting bibliographies
  • contact information for personal assistance

For more information on Library Course Pages, including examples, visit the Libraries’ Web site.