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Library Instruction can include an introduction to library collections and resources, research skill building, information literacy, proper use of citations, and subject specific guidance on request. There are several options to choose from:

CLASS VISIT: Library Staff can visit your classroom to introduce students to library resources and offer reference services. Sessions can be anything from 15 minutes to 2 hours and are a great way to support students at the beginning of term or prior to a research paper assignment. Example instruction topics include:

  • Finding and using images effectively and ethically
  • Overview of NSAD library resources
  • Library databases
  • The research process and tips for thesis
  • Evaluating resource reliability
  • Using Wikipedia for research
  • Plagiarism and citations

Any combination of these can be designed to address a specific class project. 


ORIENTATION: Orientation is a broad introduction to Library resources and is offered to all new students. Class-specific orientation is also available by appointment. 

LIBRARY TOURS: Library tours may be requested by individual instructors and are helpful for classes focusing on specific topics or collections. 



 Click on the envelope icon to schedule a Library Instruction session: 

If you are interested in Library Instruction for your course, please consider the following:

  • Please schedule at least two weeks prior to the class period in which you would like to incorporate instruction. 

  • Your participation is much appreciated. If you are engaged your students are more likely to join the discussion. We ask that you be present during the session, take part in discussion, and assist in exercises. 

  • We are very interested in the progress our students make in their research and writing. If possible we would love to see samples of student work after the sessions have occurred to help us determine what their needs are and how we can best assist them and you. 

RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design

1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101

619 684 8783