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Library Instruction Request

Use the following form to submit a request for a library instruction session. Please print a copy of this form, fill it out, and return it to the library, or email it to Reina Williams at 

Library Instruction Request Form.docLibrary Instruction Request Form.doc

 After receiving your request, a librarian will contact you to confirm the class date, time, and location. If you do not receive a response within two working days please contact Reina Williams, Librarian at (773) 481-8400 or via email at

Student Evaluation Form

Student Evaluation of Library Instruction

Please fill out this form to help the library improve instruction and library services to students.


Library Instruction Session Guidelines

  • Instruction sessions must be requested a week before the date requested.

  • The instructor must be present during the library instruction session.  Students usually are more engaged when the instructor is in the classroom.  
  • The best time for a library instruction session is after a research assignment has been assigned and students have chosen their topics. Students are more likely to be motivated to learn about research resources at the point of need.
  • Please request a session early in the semester or when faculty return from break to reserve your preferred date(s) using the Library Instruction Request form. Computer labs are in high demand, and it is best to request an instruction session early in the semester to be assured we can schedule a computer lab during your class period.
  • A face-to-face library instruction session should be held in a computer lab so that students can actively reinforce their learning through hands-on practice (searching databases, etc.). If your class meets in a smart classroom the librarian can visit your classroom.
  • If your classroom does not have technology, and you would like a librarian to visit. Please notify us at least two weeks in advance so we can reserve a projection cart from Media Services.