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Education Library Instruction: Instruction Options

Describes instruction offerings regularly facilitated by V. Dozier, Education Librarian. Use the embedded Google Form to request instruction.


Use the form below to request a library instruction session facilitated by Vanjury "V" Dozier, Education Librarian. Once your request is submitted, I will follow up with you within 2 business days via email to confirm an instruction date & location. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit this form at least 2 weeks before your preferred instruction date.
  • Submit a separate form for each section.

Requests for specialized instruction for Curriculum & Instruction? Contact Benita Strnad,, 205-348-1508

Questions? Contact Vanjury "V" Dozier,, 205-348-1507

Instruction Options



The Quickstart Library 

(duration: 10-15 minutes)

Don't have time for a full class session? Choose this option if you'd like me to visit your class for 10-15 minutes. This session will include a librarian introduction, contact info, & 1-2 tips to get your students started on a specific research assignment.

Research Orientation for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

This session provides a library resource orientation for CoE undergraduate/graduate students. Topics covered will include an overview to McLure Library services & collections, interlibrary loan, scheduling a research consultation, & an overview of education-related databases.

Research Strategies for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

Have a research project/assignment? This session will guide students through the process of choosing a research topic, crafting a research question, identifying search terms, & conducting initial searches using Scout & relevant education databases.

Citing in APA Style 

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

Learn how to cite print & electronic resources & build reference lists using APA Style 6th edition. Emphasis can be placed on using APA Style in conjunction with citation managers such as RefWorks for graduate students.

Digital Apps & Technology for Teaching & Learning

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

Learn how to effectively infuse digital apps & technology into teaching & learning. This session can be customized for your needs.

  • Technology options (SMARTBoard, Promethean board, McLure Presentation Room software)

  • Multimedia & Presentation apps (Google Slides, Prezi, Powtoon, SlideDeck, etc.)

  • Collaboration apps (UA Box, Google Drive, etc.)

  • Learner assessment & engagement apps (Kahoot, Goosechase, Plickers, etc.)

Copyright for Teaching & Research

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

This session provides an overview of copyright applications, fair use, & Creative Commons usage for teaching & research.

Developing a Literature Review

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

This session covers literature review basics including types, structure, & research strategies, with a focus on education-related literature reviews.

Building an E-portfolio

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

This session will cover basic skills for using WYSISYG platforms like Weebly to build an e-portfolio.

5 Things to Know About OER

(duration: 30-50 minutes)

Concerned about rising textbook costs & the impact on student success? This session will introduce you to Open Educational Resources (OER), including what they are, why they exist, & how UA Libraries can help incorporate OER into your teaching & research.

Evaluating Resources in the "fake news" Era

(duration: min. 50 minutes)

This session will cover how to distinguish between scholarly, trade, & popular resources, when content/format is appropriate to use, and how to evaluate resources for reliability, bias, accuracy, and currency.

Other session

If one of the sessions above doesn't meet your needs, select "Other" & I will work with you to create a custom session.

Instruction Request Form