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Library Instruction Program Teaches Research Skills

The NMSU Library’s Instruction Program teaches research skills to thousands of students a year.  Most of them will come to one of our classrooms at least once while they are at NMSU.  Any class with a research project can receive library instruction. instruction_small

The Library offers instruction in basic library skills, course-specific instruction, small group instruction, drop-in workshops, tours and for-credit classes.  For-credit offerings include a 3-credit Viewing a Wider World class (LIB 311: Introduction to Information Literacy) and a 1-credit mini-semester course (LIB 101: Intro to Library Research).

Librarians provide outreach orientation for NMSU groups from diverse cultural or educational backgrounds.  They will also work with instructors, using whatever technologies they are employing, to provide library instruction for distance education classes.  They prepare LibGuides, online guides to library resources, for specific courses, assignments and subject areas.

Because many students come to NMSU with little or no knowledge of how to access information, library instruction is a crucial part of their university education.  Learn more about library instruction at


August 12, 2013 Categories: News Library Instruction Program Teaches Research Skills