Library Instruction Request Form

This form is for use by University of Indianapolis faculty in order to request a library instruction session for a group.

When requesting library instruction, please provide as many details as possible to assist us in preparing for your class -- the more we know, the better we can customize the content to the needs of your students.

The library needs at least 10 business days advance notice in order to schedule a classroom session. A librarian will contact you to confirm the date, time, and location of your session.

Please attend the session with your class. Your participation is very important to the success of the session.

Contact Information

Instructor's Name:
E-mail Address:
Daytime Telephone Number:  

Class Information

Course Name and Number:    

Number of Students:    

Please provide a brief description of your students: e.g., "Undergraduate business majors," "New MBA students," "New Psych Ph.D. students," "freshman seminar," etc.:

Will the students be working on a specific assignment or area of research? Please describe the general and specific research needs of these students: 


Instruction Session Options

Preferred Date and Time of Session:

Start time:  
End time:  


Alternate Date/Time of Session:

Start time:  
End time:      


Preferred Location of Session:

Krannert Memorial Library, Room 330 (Maximum capacity 20)

Your classroom. Please indicate the building and room #: 

Does your classroom have a computer with Internet access and a projector that will project the computer screen? Yes    No

Please indicate the content you wish to have covered. Estimated minimum time needed for each topic is indicated. Note: Topics in blue are also covered in the self-paced Online Tutorials.

 Introduction to the library collection (5 - 10 minutes)
 Walk-through tour of the library (20 minutes)
 Searching the KML Catalog for books and media (15 minutes)
 Searching WorldCat for materials not owned by KML (10 minutes)
 Dewey Decimal System (locating books and journals on the shelf) (5 minutes)
 Ordering materials using Interlibrary Loan (15 minutes)
 Searching databases for journal articles (20 minutes)
 Finding full text / using SFX and the A - Z Journal List (15 minutes)
 Evaluating Web sites (10 minutes)
 Discipline-specific information sources and techniques. For example, using subject-specific reference books and databases, subject-term searches, scanning footnotes for additional sources (20 minutes)
Which discipline?  

 Other: Please describe any topics or specific databases that you would like covered. We encourage you to include any information that will help us customize the session for your students.


Additional comments or questions: