Instructional and Research Services
Instruction and Research Services (I&RS) is dedicated to assisting students, faculty and other patrons in becoming self-sufficient users and evaluators of library and information resources. It consists solely of library faculty members who engage in a number of activities, including:
Teaching – through information literacy courses, workshops, course-specific guest lectures in various disciplines, as well as individual appointments and consultations;
Reference and Research Assistance in person, by telephone, and through electronic means;
Development of Instructional Materials – to guide users through the research process, and to provide convenient and timely access to information and learning resources through various media, including bibliographic guides, web pages, and user interfaces.
Liaison Responsibilities which link library faculty to various academic subject areas in support of the curriculum:
- The incorporation of information competence principles into course offerings;
- The collaboration with campus educational outreach and recruitment efforts;
- Keeping the campus abreast of library services, programs, and collections.