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Library Instruction FAQs

If you find your question is not answered here, please contact us.

Do I need library instruction for my class?

While library instruction is not required for every class at UTC, we believe that many classes can benefit.

How far in advance should I schedule my class?

If possible, please try to contact us to schedule your session at least a week in advance of when you would like to bring your students. Our calendars get very crowded and we need enough lead time to insure that both a librarian and a classroom are available, and that we have time to plan and develop a customized session that meets the needs of your student and your research assignment.

What if I need to reschedule my library session?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if your class has gotten out of sequence or behind schedule. We would much rather reschedule with you than work with a class that is unprepared. Just email Virginia to let her know!

Can I use one of your classrooms for a semester long course?

We apologize, but no. While two of our classrooms (Rooms 102 and 207) are official university classrooms, our library instruction rooms are managed by us and are reserved for our instruction sessions, workshops and other library-related events that are scheduled all throughout the semester.

But! If you would like to use one of our rooms for a one-time session to have your class work on research or view a film or work on a project, make a request on the Book a Class form and let us know the circumstances in the "About the Assignment" field. If the room is not otherwise booked we can usually accommodate.

Can I bring my night class for library instruction?

Absolutely! We are happy to work outside of our regularly scheduled hours in order to accommodate your class. In fact, we’ve even been known to do Saturday classes…

Do I need to bring my class to the library, or can someone come to my classroom?

While for some classes it is best to meet in the library, for others it may not be. We are flexible, and are happy to visit your classroom if you think that would be more appropriate for your needs.

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