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Request Course-Related Library Instruction for Your Class

The Library Research Services Department can provide specialized instruction to help your students...

  • understand the research process,
  • locate a variety of materials on specific subjects,
  • distinguish primary from secondary sources,
  • recognize scholarly vs. popular articles,
  • find statistics and government documents, and
  • explore electronic information resources.

Library instruction can take many forms, including the following:

  • formal instruction in our electronic classrooms,
  • instruction in computer labs in other departments,
  • instruction in a faculty member's classroom,
  • workshops and seminars on various topics, and
  • walking tours of the Library's public service areas.

Request instruction by a Library faculty member

Request Technology/Software Instruction For Your Class

The MSU Libraries Digital Media Center invites you to attend one of our many interactive, hands-on workshops to learn more about the latest graphic design and word processing software packages.  Our customized workshops are perfect for faculty members who would like to schedule training for their classes. Not only can we schedule the session at the time of your class, but can also tailor the instruction to fit your needs and the needs of your students.

Below is a list of workshops that have been offered by the IMC over the past several years. Not all workshops listed are taught every semester, but any can be requested for your class or group.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Open Office Suite
  • Word and Acrobat
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Google Reader
  • Creating Oversized Posters for Poster Sessions
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Applications

Learn more about Digital Media Center workshops.

Workshops & Featured Services That Support Teaching

Reserves for Instructors

MSU Libraries Access and Information offers an extensive range of services for electronic and traditional reserve materials, including acquiring copyright permission for materials you would like placed on reserve. Instructors may place supplemental materials on course reserves to have them available outside of the classroom. Course reserves may be electronic, print, CD/DVD/VHS or artifacts. Electronic course reserves are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Library's website.

Requests submitted during the first weeks of classes may be delayed due to the large volume of reserve processing at the beginning of each semester. Please make sure your materials are on reserve before making assignments.

Contact Course Reserves staff at or by calling (662) 325-8706.

Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters a university culture where quality teaching and engaged learning is revered and practiced. Their development programs and services emphasize knowledge, techniques, and issues related to teaching and learning.  CTL is located on second floor of Mitchell Memorial Library.