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
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 Sul Ross Library offers FREE resources and services to the entire SRSU community. Access and borrow books, articles, and more by visiting the library’s website, library.sulross.edu. SRSU RGC students may request InterLibrary Loans (ILLs) and book check outs from the Sul Ross Library to be picked up at the SWTJC library that is most convenient. Access requires your LoboID and password. Librarians are a tremendous resource for your coursework and can be reached in person, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (432-837-8123).
Additional information for students at Rio Grande College:
The Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) Library is also available on each campus for your physical use of the space or checking out books. Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde students may use online resources available through SWTJC website, library.swtjc.edu. These libraries serve as pickup locations for your ILL or Document Delivery or book requests; to do so, choose the appropriate pick-up location when requesting materials from the Alpine campus.
*For more about incorporating Library content into Blackboard or to learn how to embed a librarian into your Library course, contact Betsy Evans, Director of Access, Instruction, and Outreach, or Tim Parsons or Estella Vega, Blackboard Administrators.