Library Instruction Program Contact

Betsy Evans
Education and Outreach Librarian

Library Instruction Program

The Sul Ross Library offers face-to-face and web-based library instruction as part of our mission to provide learning resources and services necessary to support the educational, research, and information needs of the university.

Library Instruction can include:

  • traditionally scheduled classroom instruction sessions
  • embedded librarianship in Blackboard courses
  • virtual reference service
  • research consultations
  • research guides

Formal and informal tours of the Library’s three levels, including an overview of the available resources. An orientation to the Archives of the Big Bend, housed on the second level, is also available with pre-planning.

Tips for Incorporating the Library into a Syllabus or Assignment

If you feel strongly about making sure your students understand the value of an academic library in their studies (and we hope you do!), one easy thing you can do is incorporate information about the Library into your syllabus or add content about the Library to your Blackboard page*.

Even if your course does not require an explicit research component, the Library offers many opportunities for students to expand their learning. Simply by sharing information with your students about the Library, you’ll encourage them to consider these opportunities.

Feel free to craft your own statement, or share ours:

The Library exists to provide learning resources and services necessary to support your educational, research, and information needs. Use the Library and the Archives of the Big Bend to your advantage! You can get help in person, over the phone, or via email. Visit for more information.

*For more about incorporating Library content into Blackboard or to learn how to embed a librarian into your Library course, contact Betsy Evans, Education and Outreach Librarian, or Tim Parsons or Estella Vega, Blackboard Administrators.