Teaching & Learning

Library staff can provide customized instruction services to meet the learning goals of your research assignments and courses. These services connect students to the most appropriate research materials and promote the development of valuable research skills. Below you can find information about our teaching services or request instruction for your course or program.

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Library instruction can be conducted online or in the classroom.


Course Reserves
Instructors can request that high-demand resources assigned for a specific course (articles, book chapters, films, etc.) be placed on e-reserve via Canvas. Learn how to set up Library course reserves.

Instruction for Courses
University of Chicago librarians can provide customized research instruction programs for your course, highlighting relevant library resources. Programs can be offered in person, via Zoom, recorded for asynchronous learning, or offered in a “flipped classroom” model for in-class activities. The Special Collections Research Center also provides instruction for courses.

The Library in Canvas
The Library offers several services to support online learning in Canvas. Students can sign up for our Canvas orientation course, or faculty may embed sections into their own course. Library research guides, which provide links to important research tools and collections, can also be added into the menu of any Canvas course.

Webinars and Web Tutorials
The Library’s YouTube channel has a collection of point-of-need web tutorials to help our users develop research skills and learn to use Library services. The CCRF Resource Library includes webinars developed by the College and the Library to students build research skills such as identifying and locating scholarly sources, developing a literature review, and writing a persuasive research proposal.

Attend one of the Library’s workshops to improve your use of the Library. The Library holds programs on digital scholarship, citation tools, GIS, data sources, and more.

Appointments with a Librarians
Meet with one of our library experts about a research assignment or project.


For more information contact the Library's Teaching and Academic Engagement staff:

Rebecca Starkey
Director of Teaching and Academic Engagement

Kristy Lueshen
Student Success Librarian