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Research & Instructional Services

The mission of the Instruction Team at Roger Williams University Libraries is to teach students to be accomplished information users and to alleviate the “information anxiety” many students feel when confronted with university level research and information gathering.

Instruction Options

  • Assignment-based instruction sessions – instruction classes designed to meet the specific needs of a research paper or assignment.  Requests for instruction should be made by contacting Barbara Kenney (, x3559) at least 2 weeks prior to anticipated instruction dates(s).
  • Discipline specific instruction - instruction classes designed to have students research resources that are specific to their major or discipline. 
  • Individual consultations  - Personalized research assistance to fit you or your students’ needs.
  • Customized Course Content - In addition to classroom instruction, librarians can offer research assistance to your students – both in the library and online. 
    Consider the following:

All levels and types of instruction are user-centered and interactive, integrating principles of information literacy and problem-based learning with information technology, as appropriate. The Association of College and Research Libraries’ Standards for Information Literacy serve as the foundation for all instruction.