Request Librarian Instruction

Liberty University provides a wide array of print and online resources, however, students don’t always take full advantage of them unless faculty require their use for assignments. Liaison librarians work directly with faculty for specific departments and are available to teach information literacy skill sessions for your courses. To discuss your needs or arrange a presentation for your class, contact your department’s liaison librarian.

If you cannot reach your liaison, please contact:

Rory Patterson
Coordinator, Undergraduate and Online Research Assistance
(434) 582-2230

Randy Miller
Coordinator, Graduate Research Assistance
(434) 592-3096

Class Presentations Overview

We will develop a classroom presentation tailored to your specific course needs. These presentations are generally 20-60 minutes in length, during which we suggest the best resources available and provide searching tips. We can come to your classroom or the class may come to the computer lab for “hands on” instruction, depending on the class size and the availability of a computer lab classroom. Library faculty are available to present for intensive courses outside the normal academic year, as well as evening and Saturday courses.

Sample Presentations:

  • Finding a scholarly, peer-reviewed article in PsycINFO for freshman psychology students.
  • Using a multi-disciplinary database such as Academic Search Premier to find information for a freshman speech in COMS 101
  • Finding biographical information and literary criticism on a particular author in Literature Resource Center for freshman English papers.
  • Using Mental Measurements Yearbook to find test reviews for an Education department class in Tests and Measurements.
  • Providing an overview of accessing counseling resources available to distance students for a graduate Counseling intensive course, including how to use EZProxy to obtain off-campus access.
  • Using the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Serials database and ProQuest Religion to find articles on theological topics for a Bible course.
We are willing to provide department-wide training for faculty, staff and graduate assistants on specific resources. We are also available for individual consultations on developing effective library assignments, tips for teaching information literacy skills yourself, tours of the library, or your personal research needs.