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Research & Instructional Support

Research Support

Our Reference Librarians provide a variety of support services to the La Salle University Community:

For guidance on how to get started with a paper and much more, visit our Research pages.

Instructional Support for Faculty

Librarians are available to help faculty incorporate Institutional Learning Outcomes into their research assignments.  We also can collaborate with faculty on embedding information literacy concepts into their courses and making suggestions for using relevant library resources.

Our instruction services include:

  • Formal classroom instruction
  • Course Related/Assignment Specific Instruction
  • In-Class Presentations
  • Hands-On Exercises

Classroom instruction should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to ensure the use of the Library classroom and allow time for dialog between faculty and teaching librarians.

To find out more, or to schedule a session, please contact

Bernetta R. Doane, Instruction/ Reference Librarian

Phone: 215-951-1292


University Archives Instruction

The Archives & Digital Initiatives Department offers basic primary-source research orientations and specialized instruction sessions that include content related to coursework or research projects. Sessions include an introduction to Archival resources and research methods using University Archives records, manuscript collections, photographs, film, and digital media. We’ll work with you to tailor the instruction session to your course's subject matter and learning objectives.

To find out more, or to schedule a session, please contact

Katie Carey, University Archivist

Phone: 215-951-1295


Special Collections Instruction

The Department of Special Collections offers instructional sessions on topics relating to the Library’s rare book and manuscript collections. We welcome classes into our spaces to engage students in special areas of research with a unique, hands-on approach to orientation. We facilitate instructor-led class meetings and librarian-led orientations in our reading room.

To find out more, or to schedule a session, please contact

Heather Willever-Farr, Special Collections Librarian

Phone: 215-951-1454