Library Instruction

This guide provides assistance for faculty members who want to include library research tools in their courses.

Library Instruction Program

 Seeing the Library from a 1st Year Student Perspective 

Click here for our new guide with tips for acquainting 1st year and new students with using Trexler Library for effective research.

Students who are assigned projects requiring library research often lack basic library skills or are overwhelmed by the variety  of information resources available in  Trexler Library.  The Library Instruction Program at DeSales University is designed to teach students how to use the resources available here while developing skills for lifelong Information Literacy.

The library offers instruction sessions tailored to the needs of your students and your assignments.  Instruction librarians will introduce students to the resources and search strategies that are most appropriate for their assignments, topics and level of expertise.



Meet the Librarians

Debbie Debbie Malone
Library Director
(610)282-1100 ext. 1253
Loretta Ulincy
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1346
Michele Michele Mrazik
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1612
Lynne Lynne Kvinnesland
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1443

Integrating Library Instruction into Your Blackboard course

Provide your students with direct online access to course-related library resources by embedding links to these resource within your BlackBoard course site.   Possible library resources include:

  • Journal articles from a database
  • Databases and indexes to articles
  • Subject-specific research guides ("Libguides")
  • Online tutorials
  • Citation guides
  • Online writing guides

Librarians can also provide research assistance and instruction through Blackboard.  Consider some of the following options:

  • Add contact information for your library liaison
  • Set up Research Forum Discussion thread, to be monitored by a librarian
  • Request a synchronous library instruction session via BlackBoard Collaborate.
  • Ask a librarian to create a customized list of resources related to your course topic or to a specific assignments

For more information on including a "resident librarian" in your Blackboard course, please feel free to contact a librarian about this option of integrating library resources and services into your course site.

Link to librray session assessment form