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Information Literacy & Library Instruction
The library instruction program offers direct support to all classes at NIU by making available, upon request by faculty members in the academic department, bibliographic instruction sessions related to a particular course and assignment. These sessions are developed and taught by a subject specialist librarian who possesses subject expertise in the field and is familiar with the specialized reference materials and research methodologies of the discipline.
Requesting Library Instruction
Library instruction is available in synchronous and asynchronous formats. To request a library instruction session, use the form below or contact your subject specialist directly to discuss options.
Additional Instruction Support
The library has several short videos and guides to help students navigate library resources.
Online Library Orientation Blackboard Module
Designed to introduce students to the research process and the library’s resource, the online orientation includes four self-paced modules of brief readings and video tutorials and a short quiz. Contact your subject specialist for additional information.
This page serves as a starting point to provide you with basic information needed to navigate the library and to gain access to materials for academic success.