If you are interested in using special collections materials to enhance the learning outcomes of your courses and/or research assignments, please complete the Burns LIbrary Instruction Support Request Form as are in advance as possible
We are also happy to meet with you to discuss preliminary questions or ideas if more information is needed before filling out the fomr.
Class requests will not be accepted less than two weeks before the proposed session date(s).
We will follow up with all instructors after receiving the instruction support request form. We may not be able to meet all requests for classes, due to staffing levels, classroom/space availability, and other instructional support needs.
While we tailor instruction to your specific class, there are a variety of ways to integrate Burns material into your class. It’s also helpful to have scheduled a library skills session with your subject liaison, to ensure your students have a comprehension of basic research skills and communication to build from.
Burns Library uses the Fine Print Room as the primary classroom, with the Irish Room available for small seminars or larger class overflow. For certain situations, we may be able to make the Reading Room available for classes. With social distancing in the classroom, our already small spaces have grown much smaller. We are willing to move your students through onsite experiences in several sets of small groups.
Burns Teaching Librarians are also available for in person classroom presentations and workshops, as well as for online classes. We want to help you design engaging and relevant synchronous and/or synchronous activities and assignments using digitized materials. We have instruction ideas, and we’d love to hear your ideas as we all figure out what works in these different learning modalities.