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Research & Instructional Support

Research Support

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

  • 1-on-1 research assistance
  • Chat Reference service
  • Small group instruction/reference consultation

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.

Connelly Library Instruction Request Form

Use this form to request a library instruction session for your class. Please submit the form at least 2 weeks prior to the  preferred date. Be sure to include alternate dates/times just in case your preferred choice is not available.

A librarian will work with you to plan and deliver instruction relevant to your course and student research assignment.

A response to your request will be provided within 2 to 3 working days.               

To find out more, 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


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