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Contact Information

Contact the R&I Administrative Assistant to schedule an Instruction Session.

(270) 809-4816

Dana Thompson

Bauernfeind College of Business
Journalism & Mass Communication

Candace Vance

College of Education & Human Services
School of Nursing & Health Professions
English & Philosophy

Request a Session

  • Call (270) 809-4816 (Research & Instruction Administrative Assistant) Monday-Friday before 4:00 p.m.

  • Email

  • Email or call your Subject Librarian 

  • Use the online form

Pogue Library Sessions

  • For instruction using Special Collections housed at Pogue Library, call (270) 809-6152

Evaluate a Session

Librarians will provide instructors with an evaluation form at the session time. If you prefer, an online evaluation form may be used.

Course Instruction

Instruction in the use of library materials and information literacy is within the core mission of the University Libraries. The Research & Instruction Librarians hope to make the incorporation of instruction in these areas seamless into your course plans.

Consider consulting your subject librarian for the following:

1, Development of assignments that will require use of library resources

2. Development of assignments with the purpose of exposing students to different types of information resources that may be available on a given topic

Consider including an instruction session from a subject librarian within your course on the following topics:

Introduction to collegiate research:

  • Freshmen or introductory courses
  • General library and web-based resources
  • Basic research skills
  • Plagiarism concerns
  • Thinking critically about resources

Subject-specific instruction:

  • Majors or graduate students in a particular discipline
  • Tailored to fit specific course needs
  • Both library and web-based resources
  • More sophisticated search strategies and resources

Assignment-based instruction:

  • Any student, any course
  • Focuses on research tools appropriate for a specific assignment


Session Locations:

  • In-person--in your classroom or at the library
  • Via Collaborate or I-TV
  • In-person or electronically at your extended campus classroom


Librarians on Canvas

Contact your SUBJECT LIBRARIAN directly for ideas on how to incorporate a libarian's vitural presence throughtout the research process.

Faculty Sessions

Keeping up with changes in information retrieval can be daunting, even in your own disciplines. Contact your Subject Librarian directly for personel help with libraray resources in your area, or for faculty group sessions in your department.

Instruction Polices

All sessions need to be scheduled at least two business days in advance. No sessions will be scheduled with less than a two-day notice.

Instructors must be present during requested sessions. We cannot conduct your course in your absence.

Classroom Reservation

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Laura Buchanan
(270) 809-4816

Jeff Henry

College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Departments of Art & Design,
Global Languages & Theatre, Music

Megan Wilson

Jones College of Science,
Engineering, & Technology;
Hutson School of Agriculture

Katherine Farmer

College of Education
Director, Curriculum Materials Center