Gerald R. Sherratt Library
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Library Instruction & Orientation



The Gerald R. Sherratt Library offers a variety of library-related assistance and instruction. Library instruction has a high priority among the library's public service programs.


Student Orientation & LM 1010

Every semester there are general student orientations for freshmen which introduce students to the use of the SUU library catalog and multidisciplinary, periodic indexes.

Also offered every semester is LM 1010: Information Literacy, a one-credit, self-paced, on-line web course will introduce students to the services and resources of the SUU Library, and start them on their way to doing library research. Faculty members are welcome to register for this class. More information on LM 1010


Faculty Orientation

As a faculty member, if you would like personalized orientation to the library, a demonstration of new information databases available in the library, or just a brush-up on library resources, fill out the Library Instruction & Orientation Request Form below or contact us at LibInstruction@suu.edu or at (435) 865-8172 to schedule an appointment. A librarian will meet with you and point out any library service and information sources (print or electronic) that may be useful in your discipline. Librarians are also available to give orientations to groups of faculty from a department and to assist faculty in developing class assignments that utilize library resources.


Library Instruction

During the first weeks of each semester, we receive a great number of requests for library instruction sessions. To schedule an appointment, please submit the Library Instruction & Orientation Request Form below or contact us at LibInstruction@suu.edu or at (435) 856-8172. Each request will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. Time is needed to prepare for a course-specific orientation, so when you request library instruction, please help us to maximize the effectiveness of your session by doing the following things:
  • Submit your request at least 1-2 weeks in advance
  • Provide us with a copy of your course syllabus and/or the specific assignment, and a list of potential topics for your students
  • Ask your students to come to the session prepared with topics they want to research
  • Plan to attend the requested session(s) yourself to help assist your students in learning to use library resources