About Binghamton University Library Instruction

The Libraries' instruction program supports the teaching mission of the University by educating students for academic success and lifelong learning. Librarians work with faculty and program directors to promote information literacy for students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

Librarians offer hands-on instruction in the Bartle Library instruction lab and in classrooms around campus. Instruction sessions focus on effective research strategies, access and use of online resources, and critical evaluation of sources. Classes are customized to meet course objectives or prepare students for a specific assignment.

Types of Instruction Available

COURSE-SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION

Course-integrated instruction is available for all undergraduate and graduate courses. Most instruction sessions are tailored to teach students research skills and strategies needed for a particular assignment. Sessions that provide a general introduction to the Libraries' services and discipline-specific resources can also be arranged.

Fill out the Library Instruction Request Form or contact your subject librarian to get started.

GENERAL SESSIONS

Library instruction sessions are available for campus and SUNY programs such as Discovery, Scholars, EOP and Empire College. General instruction sessions are also available for small groups of faculty, students or staff on a variety of topics.

For more information contact Julia Glauberman, chair of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee, at jglauber@binghamton.edu or 607-777-4808.

PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS

Subject librarians are available for personal consultations regarding specialized resources, specific assignments or other research needs.

Tutorials

The Libraries offers a series of short screencasts that demonstrate how to use various library services, databases and research tools.

There is also an interactive tutorial suite. Each of these tutorials can be completed in 15–45 minutes. The topics include evaluating resources, academic honesty, citing sources, finding books and articles, keeping current, using social media wisely, and using different publication types.

More information can be found on the Library Tutorials page.

Tours

Tours of the Libraries are offered to students, alumni and community groups. To schedule a tour, contact Julia Glauberman, chair of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee, at jglauber@binghamton.edu or 607-777-4808.

Library Outreach Services

Librarians offer informational sessions and participate in campus events such as the Campus Services Fair, Student-Athlete Orientation, fall and spring orientations, etc. If you are interested in having a library representative at your event, please contact Julia Glauberman, chair of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee, at jglauber@binghamton.edu or 607-777-4808.

Based on availability, librarians provide instruction to high school students. For more information, see our Services for High School Teachers page. For other interested groups, contact Julia Glauberman, chair of the Instructional Services Coordinating Committee, at jglauber@binghamton.edu or 607-777-4808.

Last Updated: 1/10/17