A critical mission of the Gordon Library is to design, deliver, and assess effective research and information literacy instruction to the WPI community, in alignment with the university’s strategic goals. Services provided by the Library include in-class instruction, research consultations, and outreach program services. If you would like to request some form of library instruction for a course (in-person, online, or both), please use the Library Instruction Request Form, and the instruction librarians will respond promptly. If you have any questions, please email us.
- Canvas integration: instruction librarians can add course-related research guides, library resources, and provide virtual assistance on your course's Canvas site.
- Online guides: instruction librarians can create a research guide tailored to your course's content and assignments.
- In-class instruction: instruction librarians can visit your class to provide on-site instruction and to work directly with groups on assignments.
Additionally, please consider adding a note about Gordon Library to your syllabi. This is some suggested language you might wish to adapt:
The research librarians at Gordon Library can assist you with a variety of research questions, including how to develop and refine a research topic, how to find and evaluate sources, and how to write citations. Their walk-in office hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm and Saturday, 1pm – 5pm. They work in rooms 202A-C on the main floor of the library. You may also schedule a research consultation with a librarian by visiting http://wpi.libcal.com/appointments/. Research librarians are also available by email (email@example.com) and chat (click the Chat with Us button on the library homepage: https://www.wpi.edu/library).