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Richard J. Daley Library Website: Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Library Instruction

Two types of Library Instruction


Multiple, short visits to your classroom (approx. 15 mins each) throughout the semester One visit by a librarian to your class with a longer session, from 30 minutes -1 hour
Each visit has a singular skill focus (ie: databases, citations, evaluation) Session covers all information literacy/library skills at one time

          Can be taught IN PERSON or via ZOOM

Complete the appropriate form below and email it to Val Neylon ( to schedule a Library Instruction Session

Library Instruction Session Tips

  • 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.        
  • Students learn best by doing, and we encourage you to allow time to actively reinforce their learning through hands-on practice (searching databases, etc.).        
  • Instruction sessions must be requested a week before the date requested

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER are free and open textbook alternatives. Contact the library for assistance with:

  • Identifying potential OER
  • Using OER with a class
  • Information on authoring and sharing your own OER 

Request Materials for the Collection

Submit a suggestion for the Library to purchase a book or periodical

We welcome recommendations for book and periodical selections that support the curriculum and mission of the College.

Ask a Librarian Chat

Daley College Library Department Chair

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Valerie Neylon
Daley Library:
Room 2118
AVI Library:
Room 2220