Instruction Support and Class Sessions

Due to COVID-19 and its impact on delivery of course instruction for fall and our concern for everyone’s safety, the Department of Special Collections plans to offer a variety of online and in-person library instructional services starting in Fall 2021. Our plan supports the principles of universal design and equity of access for all students, regardless of their learning environment.

You can arrange for a Special Collections instruction session or support using this form. Special Collections librarians offer a wide range of instruction services and modules, ranging from general introductions to primary source research and our collections (including an online module Introduction to Special Collections) to specialized sessions focusing on specific materials, periods, and topics. We partner with instructors to select materials for class sessions, develop learning objectives, and create assignments to encourage student engagement.

We are providing the following services for instruction sessions and support, and look forward to working with you. Our offerings include:

  • In-person sessions where students can interact with library materials. Note that changing campus policies regarding social distancing and other measures related to the pandemic might affect our ability to offer in-person sessions.
  • Limited digitization of key library materials related to the class’s subject area and/or learning objectives
  • Special Collections research guides
  • Synchronous or asynchronous video interactions with library materials