Quick Links for Faculty
The mission of the Library Instruction Team is to promote information literacy to aid the PSU community in its pursuit of life-long learning; to provide instruction and training in the use of information resources, systems and applications; and to foster collaboration among librarians and teaching faculty to further their instructional and research goals. The Library Instruction Learning Outcomes guide our teaching and are tied to larger University learning goals.
To meet the diverse information needs of students, faculty and staff at Portland State University, the Library offers synchronous and asyncrhonous instruction, both online and face-to-face, at a variety of levels. Please contact your subject librarian to discuss how the library can help students or faculty in your discipline. If you're not sure who the librarian is for your subject, use this form to make a request and it will be sent to the appropriate faculty member.
The library provides a robust program of instruction to students taking course in University Studies, from FRINQ in the high school to the Capstone level. The librarians have created online guides for faculty teaching in FRINQ and SINQ classes to support their teaching of research skills. See how the goals of University Studies match with the library profession's Information Literacy Standards and view the current list of Library FRINQ Team contacts. To schedule an instruction session to support a SINQ or Capstone class, please contact Meredith Farkas, library liaison to University Studies. For Junior Cluster classes, contact your subject librarian.
Courses in the Disciplines
Whether online or face-to-face, the library provides instruction to students in subject-specific classes on critical inquiry skills, how to use the library's resources and more. The librarians can offer face-to-face instruction sessions in our technology-enhanced classrooms, in your classroom, or online through web conferencing software. Contact your subject librarian to request an instruction session for your class or to enquire about other options for providing instruction for your students. If you're not sure who the librarian is for your subject, use this form to request instruction.
The library offers both face-to-face and online workshops on a variety of research-related topics. Visit the workshop calendar and the class descriptions to see what we traditionally offer. Have a an idea for a workshop we should offer? Email Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Services, with your suggestions.
Online Course and Subject Guides
The subject librarians develop subject-specific and course-specific research guides to provide guidance to research and resources in that discipline and to supplement face-to-face instruction sessions.
The library creates online learning objects to instruct students and faculty on specific research skills and library resources. Please contact your subject librarian if you are interested in having a learning object developed for your course or program.