Instructional Support for Faculty
The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries' Instructional Services Program encourages collaboration between librarians and teaching faculty as a vital part of the educational process to help students learn research, critical thinking, and information literacy skills. The library environment is a rapidly changing one and librarians can help keep assignments current with the most appropriate terminology, sources, and research tools. In addition, consulting with librarians before you give a library assignment to your class is a good way to ensure that resources are available and accessible so that you are able to reach the goals and objectives that you have set for your course.
The reference librarians will work with faculty/instructors to provide a class session covering information literacy and library research skills tailored to the specific course or assignment. Please use our instruction request form to schedule a session for your class.
Common problems with library assignments: