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Library Instruction: Scheduling

Face-to-Face or Online Synchronous Instruction

We strongly encourage you to contact us before or near the start of the semester, as time slots fill up quickly. Due to space limitations in the library, concurrent scheduling may not be possible, so please have a second choice of date ready just in case.

  • Multiple scheduling methods are available including:
    • By phone - Andersen Library (262) 472-1032; Lenox Library (608) 758-6533
    • By email - refdesk@uww.edu 
    • In-person - Andersen Library Reference Desk or Lenox Library Information Desk
    • By contacting your department's librarian liaison or the library instruction coordinator directly
  • Sessions are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Advanced notice of two weeks minimum is required
  • Provide us with details such as date, time, length, research prompt, and topic suggestions in addition to the concepts and skills you want covered
  • Schedule a session for the point of need, as students who have an assignment to focus on will get the most out of library instruction
  • Requests for a specific librarian will be honored if possible
  • Instruction is typically on just a few concepts, skills, resources, and services. The Library Instruction: Content tab includes a list of commonly requested examples
  • Specific skills may be taught using a flipped classroom model where tutorials are taken before a session with a librarian, and in-class time is devoted to learning information literacy concepts, participating in critical thinking activities, and/or doing hands-on research on students' own topics.

Asynchronous Online Instructional Materials

Contact us early in your planning process to request asynchronous online instructional materials. Due to time limitations, it may not be possible to create requested learning objects if given a short turnaround time. We can create asynchronous learning objects in combination with face-to-face or online synchronous instruction. Specific skills may be taught using a flipped classroom model, where asynchronous materials are viewed/read before a session with a librarian and in-class time is devoted to learning information literacy concepts, participating in critical thinking activities, and/or doing hands-on research on students' own topics.

  • Multiple scheduling methods are available including:
    • By phone - Andersen Library (262) 472-1032; Lenox Library (608) 758-6533
    • By email - refdesk@uww.edu 
    • In-person - Andersen Library Reference Desk or Lenox Library Information Desk
    • By contacting your department's librarian liaison or the library instruction coordinator directly
  • Advanced notice of four weeks minimum is required if new videos or tutorials are needed
  • Provide your librarian with details such as access start and end dates, research prompt, and topic suggestions in addition to the concepts and skills you want covered
  • Schedule a session for the point of need, as students who have an assignment to focus on will get the most out of library instruction
  • Videos and tutorials typically cover just a few concepts, skills, resources, and services. The Library Instruction: Content tab includes a list of commonly requested examples
  • Course or assignment guides such as this one collect information and links to databases, sources, citation resources, videos, tutorials, and more

On the Day of Your Visit

  • The librarian will meet you and your students in the open area near the Circulation Desk and Food for Thought Café for in-person visits unless other arrangements are made
  • Instructors are strongly encouraged to accompany students to maximize the effectiveness of the session