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Library Instruction

The W.I. Dykes Library offers instruction on library and research skills at all levels. Our mission is to promote information literacy so that our students succeed in meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing information-based society. We are committed to educating our users to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically to meet their educational needs.


Use the Library Instruction Reservation Form to schedule library instruction. We can provide instruction in our classrooms, which are equipped with computers for students' use during the instruction session, or we can come to your room (if your room has a computer and a projector). Our librarians need 5 business days during the semesters to prepare for a class. Please schedule early to ensure availability of a librarian and preparation of materials.

Faculty must be present with their class during the library session.

Please submit a copy of your syllabus and instructions for any relevant assignment(s). Library sessions are most effective when scheduled to coincide with a research assignment. It is also helpful if students have chosen their topic(s) before the session, so that they may spend class time searching for materials relevant to their research.

Instruction Services

A 15-minute walking tour of the library, its holdings, and it services, designed to supplement classroom instruction.

Instruction on finding materials in support of your specific course and assignments.

We can provide instruction to individuals and small groups upon request.

We can collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library instruction throughout your course. This can include lectures, learning activities, out-of-class assignments, and short sessions throughout the semester. Team teaching is welcome and encouraged.

We can collaborate in reviewing and developing library-related assignments.

Please contact us and let us create learning materials to support your course objectives.

Library Instruction Rooms

The library instruction rooms, 412-North and 414-North, are dedicated to educating UHD students, faculty, and staff on the use of the library and its services. Library instruction classes get first priority in scheduling. Library-related meetings, demonstrations, and workshops can be scheduled, but they are subject to cancellation or rescheduling to accommodate library classes.

Classes that do not include a library-provided instructional component will not be scheduled. For instructors needing a room for a class, Enrollment Services handles electronic classroom reservations for the Academic Computing Lab (ACL). Instructors can make a reservation through their department. Non-library functions are not normally scheduled in the library instruction rooms. Any special circumstances are subject to approval by the Instruction Librarian or the Executive Director of Library Services.



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W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
Information 713-221-8187 • Circulation 713-221-8186


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