Library Instruction

Texas State University Libraries provides interactive research instruction for all students, from incoming undergraduates to those writing dissertations for doctoral work. Our pedagogical approach focuses on the competencies required to succeed in modern academic research, as well as the broader abilities necessary for navigating complex information landscapes.  

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Our Approach

We collaborate with faculty and student success partners to:

  • Embed information literacy and secondary research competencies into the curriculum 
  • Create customized online learning  
  • Incorporate active learning into discipline and course specific instruction 
  • Design research assignments and authentic assessment rubrics 
  • Introduce students to innovative technologies that enhance research, maker literacies, and digital scholarship 
  • Expose students to archives & special collections and original research methods using primary source materials 
  • Incorporate open pedagogy principles that elevate student scholarship and publication  
  • Create co-curricular learning experiences in the form of micro-credentials, workshops, and special events 
  • Integrate related literacies (e.g. data literacy, AI literacy) into classes and online learning content