Instruction & Workshops

Request instruction

If you would like to schedule a class for instruction, please fill out our Instruction Request Form.

What we do

Librarians are happy to work with you to customize a class session to your students’ needs. The following are examples of what we are able to incorporate into a library instruction session. It is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Information Literacy learning objectives. Learn more about Bell Library and Information Literacy
  • Course learning objectives
  • Assignment requirements
  • Active Learning components
  • Course Guides. View current course guides on our Research Guides page

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact your subject librarian or email the Instructional Services Librarian, Emily Metcalf, at 361-825-5702 or

Instruction policy

To ensure a successful class, please observes the following guidelines:

  • Give your librarian two weeks’ notice to allow for making arrangements and meeting with you to develop a lesson plan, if necessary.
  • Think critically about where you would like your library session to take place. Classes are usually help in one of Bell Library’s computer labs (Computer Lab 1 in Room 109 or Computer Lab 2 in Room 216A), to ensure all students have a computer to work at. We can also visit classrooms, depending on the lesson plan decided on and the available technology.
  • Attend the session with your students. Your participation and support are critical to the success of library instruction sessions.

Workshops at Bell Library

Attend a workshop

Bell Library hosts workshops on Tuesdays at 3:30pm, usually in Room 208. If the time or location has changed, it will be indicated on the library calendar and in the posters in iNews, IEngage, and across campus.

Check the Library Calendar for upcoming workshops and events.

Propose a workshop

If you would like to conduct a workshop at Bell Library or if you would like to suggest a topic or speaker, please contact Instructional Services Librarian, Emily Metcalf at 361-825-5702 or


Bell Library strives to create an inclusive, accessible learning space. We do this by encouraging faculty members, students, and staff to notify the librarian teaching their class or organizing workshops of any accommodations prior to a class or workshop. Faculty and staff are encouraged to work with their librarian directly and in conjunction with Disability Services to find accessible solutions.

If you are unsure who to contact to request accommodations, contact the Instructional Services Librarian, Emily Metcalf, at 361-825-5702 or