Teaching and instruction is a core function of my role at the Northeastern University Library. I've taught classes and workshops on research skills and strategies, specific databases and research tools, citation management, archival research, Wikipedia, peer review and other library- or research-focused topics. I'm more than happy to visit a class in person or over Zoom, host a class at Snell Library, or put together an online workshop or video tutorial to embed in a Canvas module or course website.
In my experience, I've found that library instruction sessions are most effective when they meet these criteria:
- the session is related to a specific assignment or research need
- students have research topics in mind and are familiar with assignment requirements
- the session is timed for when students will realistically begin their research (library sessions on the first day of class tend to fall on deaf ears!)
- the session is mandatory for students and occurs during regular class time
- the instructor has specific goals or learning outcomes in mind for the session
For more information about setting up a library instruction session, or to talk about how I can most effectively work with your class, please contact me or see the Instruction Request page on the library website.
In addition to teaching classes and workshops, I provide research assistance and guidance for researchers at all levels. If your course schedule does not allow for a library session, feel free to list me on your syllabus as a resource for students.
I also work directly with faculty and researchers. If you'd like help with your research project, you can schedule an appointment with me. In addition to in-person appointments, I am happy to work with you over email, telephone or videoconference software.
I'm available to consult on citation management for research projects at any level. Whether your students are starting their final project, or you're compiling your latest manuscript, I can help you identify tools and strategies to keep references organized and efficiently produce citations and bibliographies.
Teaching & Learning Support
Is there a book, film, journal, database or other material you think the library should have? I'm always happy to consider requests! You can contact me directly or use the Recommend a Purchase form on the library website.
As a general policy, the library does not purchase textbooks; however, exceptions can be made in specific cases.