Special Collections librarians provide instruction and orientation in a range of disciplines and subjects, including general information about how to locate and use special collections materials for research purposes and class presentations. Special Collections librarians work with instructors to tailor an individual class seminar, assignment, or semester curriculum to complement the course.
Instructional services can be arranged as a one-time group visit for students and faculty looking to explore primary resource materials in their subject disciplines. Librarians can also work with faculty to develop semester-length assignments requiring students to visit the Special Collections Department and acquire hands-on scholarly experience with archival manuscript collections and rare books. Sessions may be scheduled for regular class meeting times or as an additional class.
Faculty or staff wishing to schedule course-related instruction should contact a Special Collections librarian. For general inquires about instruction, visit Special Collections or contact Curtis Small, coordinator for Special Collections instruction +1 (302) 831-6518. If a particular librarian has taught your class before, you may also contact that person directly to arrange an instruction session.