Providing effective library instruction often relies on matching instructional methods and formats to specific groups of users with varying research needs. This panel session will include speakers from four different institutions. Each speaker will talk about how their instructional program addresses the distinctive needs of their respective constituencies. They will address topics such as the different formats in which they provide instruction, how instruction is marketed at their institutions, and any instructional innovations they have attempted or implemented.
Scott Collard, Coordinator, Social Sciences Collections and Graduate Student Services; Librarian for Education and Linguistics, Bobst Library, New York University. Scott coordinates the activities of the Social Sciences team and the Graduate Student Working Group. This group implements cross-cutting instructional and research services for graduate student populations across NYU, deploys an outreach and communication plan for graduate students, and caretakes graduate student spaces and space planning in the library.