Library Workshops

Teaching and instruction is a core function of my role at the Northeastern University Library.  I'm  happy to visit a class in person or via 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.

Library instruction sessions are most effective when:

  • 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

Canvas modules and self-paced tutorials

The library offers dozens of tutorials on the research process, which can be linked to your Canvas course.  I am also happy to develop Canvas modules that integrate with your syllabus.

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.

One-on-one and small group consultations

In addition to teaching classes and workshops, we 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 Karen Merguerian (Boston/Online) and Lawral Wornek (Oakland) on your syllabus as a resource for students.

We also work directly with faculty and researchers. If you'd like help with your research project, you can schedule and appointment using the contact links on this page. We can work with you in person, or over email, telephone or Zoom/Teams

Citation Management

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.

Materials Requests

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.

Copyright and Fair Use