For Faculty: Library Instruction Services

UC San Diego librarians offer over 1,700 instructional sessions for approximately 17,500 students per year. Through these programs, the Library offers a variety of orientation and instruction opportunities intended to help students succeed in their academic pursuits and to ensure that faculty receive high quality research papers and projects. Librarians offer both hands-on sessions on how to define a research topic, locate and evaluate information sources, avoid plagiarism and properly cite and document sources, as well as creative online study guides and resources, built specifically for particular disciplines or topics.  Check out the Library's online guides.

Librarians are available to:

  • Develop accessible, online, course-specific information resources
  • Conduct subject-specific classes at the library or in your classroom
  • "Coordinate hands-on classes using primary source materials from Special Collections to engage students' critical thinking."
  • Offer individual and/or small group consultations with faculty, researchers, academics, TAs, RAs, and students
  • Review students' research proposals and suggest research strategies and resources
  • Discuss faculty, researcher and academic research projects, new curricula, and grant proposals requiring supporting materials

In addition, the Library offers workshops on a variety of topics. Past topics have included:

Use our online form to request a workshop or instructional session for your class.