In 2014/2015 University of Alberta Libraries staff taught 600 sessions to over 19,000 users on a wide range of topics.

The Libraries' teaching program consists of three elements: program/course integrated instruction; general workshops; and a suite of online instructional resources designed to help our community of users find, access, use, evaluate, and cite resources in our print and electronic collections.

For Faculty

Instructors are invited to contact their subject librarian to discuss library instruction options for their courses. Subject librarians welcome opportunities to work with instructors on projects such as:

  • individualized or classroom instruction in information retrieval and research skills
  • designing effective library assignments
  • identifying and providing instruction on how to access, use, and evaluate relevant print and electronic collections [e.g. newspapers, case studies]
  • identifying relevant open educational resources to support course content
  • integrating print and digital resources into blended or online learning environments, including:

Contact your subject librarian to request an instruction session. To bring your class to the Bruce Peel Special Collections & Archives, book it online.

For Students

We encourage students to check out the wide range of resources available to help them navigate the library's print and digital collections.

  • free library workshops
  • online tutorials on a wide range of topics, including where to find information, how to search for it, and how to critically evaluate and cite it
  • library guides are great pointers to where to start searching for information if you have a subject in mind - everything from anthropology to paleontology!

And, if you are not finding what you need, please Ask Us for help