About Library Instruction Services

The Western Illinois University Libraries offer a variety of instructional programs in the use of library resources to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the Western Illinois University community. With a strong focus on student engagement and learning, librarians work with instructors to develop library instruction that best meets their class needs, fosters critical thinking and literacy, and supports lifelong goals.

These programs help advance the technology and information literacy of students, faculty, and staff through course based and point-of-need research support, course-related web pages, library research assignments, and handouts and guides on course-specific and subject resources.

Library Instruction Supports the Core Goals of Western

Academic Excellence

Library instruction provides a key cornerstone in the teaching and learning process. Qualified library instructors support engaged learning, research, and creativity in a challenging, supportive learning community that enables learning and research across all academic disciplines with a focus on information science concepts and practices.

Educational Opportunity

Library instruction faculty work individually and as a whole to work toward achieving shared educational goals. All students possess promise. Library instruction faculty are dedicated to providing the knowledge needed to find, access, and use information towards academic success in every discipline.

Personal Growth

Library instruction helps to develop the whole person by building expertise in the ability to work with information, and fosters personal wellness and success through critical thinking, decision making, responsibility for the self and others.

Social Responsibility

Library instruction faculty work to provide an understanding of information fluency in context that fosters equity, diversity, cultural, and community fairness for all students in all situations, for all disciplines during and beyond the academic experience.

For more information contact:
Sean Cordes
Instruction Coordinator