Faculty Resources

Class Instruction Request

Instruction Librarians

Lauren Newton
(904) 620-1531

Maria Atilano
(904) 620-1564

Sarah Moukhliss
(904) 620-5103

Individual Research Assistance

Individual instruction and research assistance is available for faculty, students and staff.

Library Orientations & Instruction Sessions

Library instruction sessions are tailored to class needs and cover research tools specific to the subject being taught. Reference Staff welcome faculty suggestions for resources to be included and work closely with faculty to provide instruction specific to their students' needs.

Example: An engineering class orientation would cover library catalog/OneSearch as well as engineering resources such as the CSA Engineering Research database or the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, in addition to research strategies that are useful to engineering majors.


  • Requests for instruction should be received at least one week in advance.
  • Sessions are held on the 2nd floor of the library in one or both of the library’s training rooms, rooms 2102A and 2102B.
  • Training for up to 80 students can be provided in the library.  Alternative arrangements can be made for larger classes.
  • Sessions can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on available class time and the type and level of instruction needed.

What's typically included?

  • Library website overview
  • Library catalog search techniques
  • Subject database recommendations and search techniques
  • Tips on choosing appropriate sources (magazines vs. journals, etc.)
  • Full text linking
  • Overview of Interlibrary Loan services
  • RefWorks overview

How to make library instruction meaningful to your students

  • Work with an instruction librarian to develop a meaningful research assignment.
  • Provide a full description of the type of research students will be doing and/or a copy of any assignments in advance.
  • Coordinate the instruction to coincide with a research project that will require that students use library resources.
  • Attend the session with the students to help reinforce the importance of the session and to drive home points made by the librarian.

Request a library orientation or instruction session.

Class Guides

Librarians can develop a subject guide specifically for your class or program. Contact your library liaison for more information.


Research & Instruction Librarians offer workshops on new library resources and refresher workshops on existing library resources. These workshops can be open to the public or customized for a particular user groups.  Workshops have been offered 

  • To acquaint faculty from specific UNF colleges or departments electronic resources available in their disciplines
  • To introduce graduate students to the library's resources
  • To provide faculty, staff and students information on how to use a specific library resource

Contact Lauren Newton, Head of Library Instruction, with suggestions or to arrange a workshop for your department.

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