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Library Instruction Sessions: Library Orientation

A guide to library instructional sessions which support university curricula and lifelong learning.

Book an Orientation Session

Contact your library liaison to schedule an orientation session.


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A general library orientation introduces students to the various resources the library offers.  Beyond describing the traditional base for study on campus, the orientation demonstrates navigation of the library website, how to locate different types of needed information, and how to obtain an item which does not appear to be available.



Orientation Goals

Students will be able to:

  • describe remote and physical resources and
    • access those resources.
  • determine which library services to use to best meet their information needs.
  • identify who may help them with literature searches.
  • give examples of library services available to them.
  • locate a book and check it out.
  • locate an article and access the full-text.