SU Libraries’ staff provides instructional services to assist all Syracuse University students in developing information literacy skills. Information literacy emphasizes the teaching of critical thinking skills involving the use of information instead of solely focusing on specific information resources and technologies.
- Sessions and Tours: Library staff are available to provide general orientations and tours as well as sessions on library resources and services, online research databases, the research process, and subject-specific collections and research skills. Faculty and course instructors may consult with librarians to design instruction sessions and/or materials that best support course goals. Sessions may include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and/or discussions.
- Online Instruction: The Libraries can develop online instruction to assist students in completing research assignments using library resources.
- Syracuse University Libraries offer tours at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Instructional Support for Faculty and Teaching Assistants
Special Collections Research Center Instruction
Custom-designed Special Collections Research Center's instruction sessions introduce undergraduate and graduate students to methodologies of original research using primary resource materials.