Instruction & Workshops

Request instruction

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

Librarians assigned to your college will contact you to set up your session(s.) Meet your librarian instruction team!

cob, la, and samc librarians
College of Business, Liberal Arts, and SAMC:
(from left to right) Derrik Hiatt, Tara Carlisle, Jennifer Anderson, and Lisa Louis)

COEHD & CONHS librarians
College of Education & Human Development and College of Nursing & Health Sciences:
(from left to right) Julee Murphy, Trisha Hernandez, Emily Murphy, Aida Almanza-Ferro, Lorin Flores)

COE and CS librarians
College of Engineering and College of Science:
(from left to right) Mohammed AlHamad, Aida Almanza-Ferro, Alexa Hight)

What we do

The librarians on your instruction teams are happy to work with you to customize a class session to your students’ needs. The following list are examples of topics that are typically covered in instruction sessions:

If you would like to request a session on citation styles and formats, please contact the Writing Center. The Writing Center also offers instructional content on plagiarism, writing strategies, and other topics.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact Lorin Flores, Instructional Services Librarian, at 361-825-2609 or for more information.

Instruction policy

To ensure a successful class, please observe 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 held 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

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 Lorin Flores, Instructional Services Librarian, at 361-825-2609 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 Lorin Flores, Instructional Services Librarian, at 361-825-2609 or