Photograph: Student reading, South/Southeast Asia Library Menu: Help

Library Instruction Request Form

The Library offers hands-on instructional sessions on library research for undergraduates and graduate students, tailored to courses, assignments and students' research topics.

These sessions have greatest impact when scheduled close to the date your students' research assignment is due, and after students have already chosen their topics. For more information, see our guide to Effective Assignments Using Library and Internet Resources.

Please submit your request three weeks in advance of your preferred date.

Guidelines for requesting a session

Please print or save for your records the confirmation message displayed after you submit the form ("WebMonitor - Email Sent") and note the date and time.


Instructor name:



Department &
course number:

Course title & themes:

Course meeting times:

Number of students:



Preferred dates/times:

First choice:

Second choice:

Third choice:

Description of the research assignment & due date:

Session objectives:
Examples of objectives

Is your course in bSpace or bCourses?


If possible, please attach your syllabus or reading list to this form. We will use it to customize the session.

Attending with your students
Your presence is necessary to see the sources we've shown, the issues we've discussed,
and so that you can field questions about the assignment. Your presence also demonstrates that you value research skills and that the library session is an integral part of your course.

Confirming your request
Expect to receive confirmation of your request within 3-4 business days. You will be given the name of your course's librarian instructor and the date, time and location of your session.

Enhancing student learning through customized instruction
So we can customize your session, please be prepared to send the following materials to the librarian instructor when he/she contacts you:

  • a copy of the research assignment, and
  • a list of students' topics

Workshop locations
Sessions are usually held in Moffitt or Doe Library classrooms with 13-20 PC workstations for hands-on work. Arrangements can also be made for in-class presentations.

Alternatives to Course-integrated Library Instruction
The Library also provides short screencast tutorials and online guides to library collections and services.

Contact Corliss Lee via email at or at 510-768-7899, or contact the subject specialty librarian for your academic department.

FAQSearchSitemapContact webmasterUC Berkeley homePreview the new Library website
Copyright © 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Last updated 10/20/11. Server manager: contact
Frequently asked questions (link) Contact us (link) Disability resources (link) Guides (link) Tutorials (link) Connecting from off campus (link) Research help (link) Library workshops and tours (link) Find Information (link) About the Libraries (link) Services (link) Library Catalogs (link) Home (link)