• Students come to Cornette Library as a class to learn about the Library, its services, and its resources.
  • Instruction sessions are based on assignments. This allows students to learn library research skills that are directly applicable to their course work.
  • We can create Course Guides for your class, and tailor them to your students' needs.
  • Laptop computers are available for hands-on searching during Instruction sessions.
  • Further development of the student's information literacy is a main goal of each session.
  • Additionally, librarians are here to help construct assignments and syllabi with an information literacy component. Please contact Pippin Macdonald at (806) 651-2214 or email her at pmacdonald@wtamu.edu
  • Most incoming students don't have experience with academic libraries or college-level research.
  • Many students aren't aware of the resources and services available at the library.
  • Unfortunately, many students believe that Google will solve all research needs.
  1. Plan the session when you prepare your syllabus.
  2. Check the Library calendar for date and time availability of the Lecture Room.
  3. Call Pippin Macdonald at (806) 651-2214 to schedule a session, or email her at pmacdonald@wtamu.edu.
    • Be prepared to discuss your assignment and the sources you want covered in the session.


Library Instruction is popular, so don't miss the boat! Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you call, the better.

Two weeks advanced notice is recommended, so that your librarian has time to plan a session specifically for your students.

  • Give your students more incentive to listen. Discuss the assignment with them before the Instruction session. Also speak to them about the importance of using libraries.
  • Attend the session with your students.
    • Warning: No instruction is done for 100 and 200 level courses without faculty attendance.
    • Note: Your attendance is strongly recommended for 300-400 level and graduate courses.
  • Participate in the Instruction session.
    • Introduce the librarian.
    • Ask your students to take notes.
    • Emphasize important points made by the librarian.
    • Ask questions and encourage your students to ask questions.
  • Make sure the Library has the sources your students need to complete their assignments or allow them enough time to request materials through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Change is a constant. Visit the Library or check our homepage often to keep up with changes.
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