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Distance Library Services: Library Instruction

for distance students

Librarian Liaisons to depts.

The library has a subject liaison model where the library faculty is a liaison to a specific department. He or she provides library instruction, creates subject specific research guides, does collection development and works closely with departmental faculty on various issues. The detailed librarian liaison duties are available at
 Here's a list of the library faculty liaison as well as the academic faculty liaison to the department 

For Students

Did you know that we can deliver one-on-one instruction to you via:

  • synchronous instruction through Big Blue Button, Zoom, Skype
  • LibGuides created for specific courses
  • specific tutorials
  • instruction via phone, email, chat
  • short tutorial links sent via email

You can contact me during my online office hours or send an email to set up an appointment.

Library Instruction (Information Literacy)

What is Library Instruction?
Students at Salisbury University should be aware of the wide variety of print and electronic information resources available to them and should be able to conduct effective library research by learning how to identify, access, retrieve and evaluate appropriate information for their needs (information literacy).
To achieve this, 
librarians are readily available to teach library instruction sessions tailored toward a curricular or research need.  

Librarians are able to provide both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Synchronous instruction is available via:

  • Big Blue Button (through My Classes/Canvas)

  • Zoom

  • Skype

  • IVN

Librarians can be embedded in MyClasses throughout the semester and provide online assistance to students at their point of need. Librarians can also create short video tutorials using a variety of tools.

For Faculty:

Library instruction at Salisbury University may take any number of forms:
        an individual class session (one or more 50 or 75 minute class periods)
        an individual class session combined with one of the following:
             resource-specific orientation
             class assignment
             library-related assignment or activity
        collaborative course teaching
        a small group session
        an individual student session 

Library instruction is available on a first-come, first-served basis to all Salisbury University classes at the request of the course instructor (please allow a two-week lead time). 

 For more information how to incorporate Information Literacy in your specific courses, please visit 



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