Library Instruction Requests
Library instruction can include an introduction to resources in a certain discipline, in-depth search strategies for peer-reviewed sources, evaluation of information, avoiding plagiarism, proper citation of sources, etc. Our goal is to customize instruction material to fit the needs of your research assignment and desired student learning outcomes, delivering that information at the point of need. We will ask that you share your assignments and goals with us as we develop your session.
Advance requests are appreciated so that we may carefully plan session material. We also welcome the opportunity to offer multiple sessions for more in-depth instruction - especially for multi-part assignments.
Your College liaison will be the first point of contact for instruction. If your liaison is unable to accommodate your schedule, other librarians are available.
In some cases, it may be possible to conduct library instruction in your classroom, but most library sessions are generally scheduled in one of the ACEN computer labs or in the lab on the lower level of the library. Lab requests are submitted by the liaison to the Office of the Registrar. Once lab space is reserved, you will receive a location confirmation e-mail. In addition to in-person instruction, librarians are available to provide on-going research assistance through your online course environment. If you're interested in embedded support, please contact your College liaison directly.
NOTE: College liaison contact information can be found by clicking the tabs across the very top of this guide.
To make arrangements for a library instruction session, please fill out the Instruction Session Request form.
Course research guides can be created for any course at Manchester. Our "LibGuides" can include research resources, search strategies, supplemental readings, evaluation tools, and citation style recommendations. Guides have already been created for a number of courses and can be found under the respective College's tab. If there isn't a guide already available for your course, you can request one here.
If your students are working on a project that lends itself to more in-depth research, or if you have a struggling student that just doesn't know where to begin, librarians are available to assist one-on-one with students or with student groups by appointment.
To set up an appointment, students should contact the College liaison that best aligns with your course. See the College tabs along the very top of this guide for contact information.
Librarians are also available to assist with faculty research projects. Contact your College liaison to set up an appointment. See the College tabs along the top of this guide for contact information.
A valid Manchester University ID must be presented to borrow materials from the library. There is no limit to the number of books that can be borrowed and faculty members will automatically be given a due date that corresponds with the end of the academic year. There are also no fines on library owned books (but please don't keep them forever!).
To view what you currently have checked out, to renew any overdue materials, and to check on the status of Interlibrary Loan requests, visit your library account. When logging in to your library account, your username is case-sensitive, remember to capitalize your initials.
Class-related materials can be put on reserve at the main desk of the library. Reserve items are available to all students for 2 hours at a time. If you require a longer reserve time, please let us know. We accept any form of physical materials, but at this time, we do not offer reserve services for digital items. Reserve materials can be personal copies or items from the library's collection.
If you would like more information on course reserves or to place materials on reserve, please visit this page.
If there are any items you'd like to have added to our collection, you can submit your request here. We accept requests for books, films, and audio recordings. All requests will be evaluated based on our collection development policy.