About the Library Instruction Program
The UNG Library Instruction Program’s mission is to develop and teach transferable information literacy proficiencies and promote lifelong learning among the University of North Georgia community. The program parallels the University’s mission of creating a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment.
The program’s goals are to:
- Promote teaching and learning in all library programs and services.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate information literacy into the curriculum and learning initiatives.
- Teach creatively and effectively to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
- Provide multi-modal delivery for library instruction.
- Assess and continuously improve instruction.
- Encourage and support library faculty in developing and maintaining strong information literacy pedagogical skills.
The Library Instruction Program is composed of three main components: subject-specific sessions available for all courses by faculty request, Information Literacy credit courses, and drop-in workshops held throughout the year. In addition, the librarians are available for reference assistance and collaboration on research assignments.
Library Instruction Sessions
Library faculty will work with you to teach in-class sessions based on your assignments and course curriculum designed to help your students learn critical thinking and research skills. Our instruction sessions are customized presentations, with hands-on training when appropriate, specifically tailored to your class's assigned research assignments. Students learn to select, evaluate, and use quality electronic and print resources for their research. Please complete an instruction request form to schedule a session.
Information Literacy Credit Courses
Library faculty members teach for-credit courses (RSCH 1501 and RSCH 1502) focusing on information literacy and academic research. Please see the UNG Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Library faculty offer drop-in workshops each semester to teach students and faculty a variety of research tools.
Research Assignment Design Collaboration
Library faculty will work with you to integrate library research and information literacy competencies into your course and assignments. Please contact us to coordinate with a librarian.
We offer reference assistance through a variety of delivery methods. Visit the Quick Reference Help webpage for details about in-person, phone, email, text, and chat reference options.
A research consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for extensive, in-depth research assistance. Visit the Research Consultation webpage for more information.
Library faculty create multimedia learning tools, print educational materials, and Subject Guides to support and extend classroom curricula and enhance student learning.
Library instructional offerings may vary by location.
Cumming, contact Rebecca Rose (email@example.com or 470-239-3119)
Dahlonega, contact Barbara Petersohn (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-867-2921)
Gainesville, contact Kristine Stilwell (email@example.com or 678-717-3974)
Oconee, contact Virginia Feher (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-310-6305)