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.
Librarians will work with course instructors to provide a class session covering information literacy and library research skills tailored to a specific course or assignment. Instruction sessions may be held in a library classroom, your regular classroom, or in Blackboard.
Please use the Libraries' instruction request form to schedule a session for your class.
Librarians will work with course instructors to develop a research guide customized to meet the research needs of a particular course or assignment. Interested faculty should contact the research librarian for their subject area as early as possible to begin planning a course-specific guide.
View existing course-specific guides by sorting the research guides by type and then selecting Course Guide.
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