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List of library instruction options facilitated by V. Dozier, Education Librarian.


This guide lists online and in-person instruction offerings facilitated by V. Dozier, Education Librarian.
You may request a session for an individual, small groups, and courses via email to Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your request.
Please provide at least 2 weeks advance notice. The earlier I can schedule your session, the better prepared we can all be!


Most popular instruction requests:

  • The Quickstart Library
  • Research Strategies for Graduate Students
  • Citing in APA Style
  • Developing a Literature Review
  • Nvivo
Other instruction & research assistance offered:
  • Syllabus review: provide permalinks to available resources, setup your course reserves, recommendations for more current resources, marginalized voices, & multicultural perspectives 
  • Assignment development: help you design more engaging, research- & practice-based assignments & rubrics
  • Research agenda:
    • Developing & progress on your research agenda
    • Articulating your scholarly impact (bibliometrics) for promotion & tenure
    • Finding appropriate publication,presentation, & grant opportunities for your work
    • Retaining your author's rights to your work

Instruction Options



The Quickstart Library 

(duration: 10-15 minutes)

Don't have time for a full class session? Choose this option if you'd like me to visit your class for 10-15 minutes. This session will include a librarian introduction, contact info, & 1-2 tips to get your students started on a specific research assignment.


Research Orientation for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 


This session provides a library resource orientation for CoE undergraduate/graduate students. Topics covered will include an overview to Copley Library services & collections, interlibrary loan, scheduling a research consultation, & an overview of education-related databases.


Research Strategies for Undergraduate/Graduate Students 


Have a research project/assignment? This session will guide students through the process of choosing a research topic, crafting a research question, identifying search terms, & conducting initial searches using Scout & relevant education databases.


Using Citation Management Tools

This session covers basic skills to use a chosen tool including account setup, importing references, creating bibliographies, & using cite-while-you-write for Microsoft Word & Google Docs.

Tool options: EndNote or Zotero

**May be combined with Citing in APA Style workshop**


Citing in APA Style 

Learn how to cite print & electronic resources & build reference lists using APA Style 6th edition. Emphasis can be placed on using APA Style in conjunction with citation managers such as RefWorks for graduate students.


**May be combined with Using Citation Management Tools or Copyright for Teaching & Research workshop**


Developing a Literature Review



This session covers literature review basics including types, structure, & research strategies, with a focus on education-related literature reviews.


Digital Apps & Technology for Teaching & Learning

Learn how to effectively infuse digital apps & technology into teaching & learning. This session can be customized for your needs. See example apps.

  • Multimedia & Presentation: Google Slides, Prezi, Powtoon, SlideDeck
  • Communication & Productivity: Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Edmodo
  • Digital Storytelling & Animation: Powtoons, Knight Lab Timeline, Toontastic 3D
  • Notetaking & Annotation:, Flipgrid
  • Game-based learning: Kahoot, Quizizz, GooseChase

Copyright for Teaching & Research


This session provides an overview of copyright applications, fair use, & Creative Commons usage for teaching & research.


Building an E-portfolio


This session will cover basic skills for using WYSISYG platforms like Weebly to build an e-portfolio.



5 Things to Know About OER


Concerned about rising textbook costs & the impact on student success? This session will introduce you to Open Educational Resources (OER), including what they are, why they exist, & how Copley Library can help incorporate OER into your teaching & research.



Evaluating Resources in the "fake news" Era


This session will cover how to distinguish between scholarly, trade, & popular resources, when content/format is appropriate to use, and how to evaluate resources for reliability, bias, accuracy, and currency.


Where to Publish?


This session will cover tools you can use to use to determine where to publish your scholarly work. Session will also include tips to avoid predatory publishers/publications.



Tracking Your Scholarly Impact


This session will cover an array of tools to help you track your scholarly productivity—citations and engagement—and learn how to present it in a positive light.



Other session


If one of the sessions above doesn't meet your needs, email me & I will work with you to create a custom session.