Instructional services

Information Literacy at the Webster University Library

Helping students become more information literate is a university-wide goal, one that the library is helping to achieve. The Library's Instructional and Liaison Services Department (ILSD) works with faculty to integrate instruction in using research resources to promote information literacy in programs offered throughout the Webster curriculum.

St. Louis campuses

Class visits

To schedule a session, contact your subject liaison librarian. We recommend that faculty contact a librarian when you are putting together your syllabus so that we get you on our schedule early. Advance notice is vital. We require a minimum of one week's notice for any instructional sessions.

For home campus classes, librarians typically give instructional sessions in the eClassroom of the library. This room includes 24 computers used for hands-on instruction. Instruction can also be offered in classrooms equipped with a projector and Internet hookup elsewhere on the main campus or at our St. Louis area campuses.

Support for classes

Librarians provide additional support for classes by advising on assignment design, compiling instructional guides, etc. Please call or e-mail the your subject liaison librarian.

Research consultation

Librarians are available to consult with faculty and students on research projects, class assignments, etc. Appointments are recommended. Please call or e-mail the your subject liaison librarian. Additional Faculty Research Support is available.


Workshops are available to interested groups of faculty, students, and staff. Workshops can vary in length, although we recommend 1-2 hours as an optimum duration. Suggested workshop topics include the Internet, online/full-text databases, and searching techniques. We can work with a department or campus group to design the content to meet their needs. We require two weeks notice for scheduling any workshops.

Extended campuses

For the services listed below, please call or e-mail the your subject liaison librarian.

Web conferencing
Instructional sessions broadcast via the Internet to your site.

Support for classes
Support for classes such as advising on assignment design, compiling instructional guides, etc.

Research consultation
Consulting with faculty and students on research projects, class assignments, etc.

Onsite training
Visits to the extended campus for onsite training may be available under special circumstances.

For more information about the services available to the extended campuses, visit the following pages:

Electronic tutorials and resources

Research guides, tutorials, etc.

This section offers a number of instructional materials. Brief modules on various aspects of doing research and using electronic sources are available. Users can choose the areas in which they desire more information and complete the corresponding module at their own pace. These modules can be assigned as homework or recommended to students who need to review certain concepts. Our "Doing Research in..." series covers resources and procedures in various subject areas, such as Business, Education, and Counseling.

How to Video Series

The series offers a number of brief, automated demonstrations that illustrate how to use various features in Library's Web site. Descriptions, running times, equipment requirements, etc. are provided.



Books, etc./library catalog



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