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Teaching Excellence Center

Library Resources for Faculty

Priscilla Coulter, Information Literacy Liaison
E-mail |     
Phone |
936.468.1536     Office | 202C


Library Instruction & Information Literacy Placing Items on Reserve
Distance Education Support Reserving a Classroom




Library Instruction & Information Literacy
Information literacy is, in a nutshell, the ability to effectively find and evaluate information. In an academic setting, this often translates into critical thinking as applied to the research process...particularly library research. However, this suite of information-seeking and evaluative skills are applicable beyond academia: the information literate individual will have an advantage in career, health, legal and a host of other settings in which information is vital.

Librarians are committed to giving SFA students the advantage of information literacy skills. Below find a list of currently-offered resources. If you have any questions or ideas about information literacy, contact Priscilla Coulter, Information Literacy Coordinator, at or 936.468.1536.

Librarian-led information literacy instruction
Faculty may request course-related information literacy instruction for students by submitting the class request form or by contacting a subject librarian. Sessions are typically held during scheduled class time in one of the library's computer classrooms.

Please note that submitting the class request form does not confirm a session. The research librarian who will be teaching the class will contact you to discuss the content for the session and to confirm the class date and time. Review the intellectual competencies that are typically covered during instructional sessions at

Online information literacy instruction
A suite of self-paced online tutorials are available here. Many librarians also have experience with WebCT, and can create information literacy content for online and hybrid courses.

Do-it-yourself information literacy
In addition to our online tutorials, librarians have created a set of tools to help teaching faculty integrate information literacy into the classroom.

Placing Items on Reserve
Faculty and graduate assistants may place items from the library's collection and personal items on reserve in the library or online.

Distance Education Support
Please contact your liaison librarian with questions about distance education support for your classes. They are prepared to respond to questions regarding the following services and much more.

Classrooms and Meeting Rooms:
When not needed for library purposes, classrooms and meeting rooms are available for reservation by university-affiliated groups, as defined in the university's Policy on the Use of University Facilities-B1.