Request Session

Please use the form below to request a library instruction session. Using this form will help us to provide you with better service. After submitting the form, you will be contacted to confirm your library instruction request. You may also email or call the Reference Desk at 734-9359 for additional assistance.

Instructors are expected to be present and engaged for the entire session in order to ensure the best results for their students.

1. Contact Information

Instructor's Name (required):
Instructor's Department (required):
Instructor's Phone (required):
Instructor's Email (required):

2. Course Information

Course Alpha and Number, e.g. ENG 100 (required):
Estimated # of Students Attending Session (required):

3. Session Information

We find that students benefit most from a Library Instruction session that is directed towards a specific assignment and conducted about 2 weeks before the due date.

Slots fill up fast and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so request early! We may not be able to accommodate requests made less than 1 month in advance.

1st Choice Date (required):
1st Choice Start Time (required):
1st Choice End Time (required):

2nd Choice Date (optional):
2nd Choice Start Time (optional):
2nd Choice End Time (optional):

Multiple Sections? (optional):
For multiple sessions or sections of the same class, please specify additional dates and times in the box below.

Location (optional):
Library instruction sessions are usually given in Lama Library Room 116. If a different location (such as your classroom) is needed, please specify.
Lama 116
Lama 118
Other (e.g. Kalia 109):

Library Staff (optional):
You can request a specific library staff person. If they are not available, you will be contacted with alternatives.

Assignment (optional):
We find that students benefit most from a Library Instruction session that is directed towards a specific assignment. If you have a particular research assignment in mind, please describe it here. For example: "Argumentative research paper with 5 sources in MLA format on a current topic in Hawaiʻi".

Learning Objectives:
These are some of the activities we can provide. Library staff will consult with you to put together a customized Library Instruction session when you are contacted to confirm your date and time.
  • General Library Orientation
  • Library Catalog Searching (Find Books)
  • Database Searching (Find Journal Articles)
  • Source Evaluation Skills
  • Citation Styles and Tools