The OSU Libraries offers a broad range of expertise to help you support your undergraduate and graduate students' academic skills development. Our specialists can design and deliver customized, in-class instruction. We also offer consultation appointments where we can help you develop learning outcomes, in-class activities, assignments, and assessment tools related to competencies.

Click below to learn more about what the library has to offer:

One-on-one consultations


When you are preparing for your classes, consider meeting with your college librarian to see how to best integrate library resources and research skills into your course. For example, did you know you can pull Library Research Guides directly into your Canvas site or that you can link to ebooks and online journal articles? Please contact your college librarian to find out more.


You or your students can set up a one-on-one appointment with the librarian for your college. To make an appointment, contact your college librarian.

Meet with your class

We can come to your class or your class can come visit us in the library. With 2 weeks preferred notice, we can help:

  • students navigate the resources and services the library offers.
  • create a customized web-based guide or tutorial for your class. Please contact your college librarian to discuss your needs.
  • teach workshop topics such as data management, Qualtrics, Zotero, or research for a literature review. Please see the workshops on demand for a full list of workshops.

Topics for teaching support

  • Citation management tools
  • Conducting systematic reviews
  • Data literacy
  • Information research (literacy)
  • Media literacy
  • Organizing research using online tools
  • Primary source research
  • Scholarly writing and publishing
  • Wikipedia-based assignments

Canvas modules and library guides for your course

Making course texts available through the library

As you are developing your syllabus, consider contacting your librarian to check if texts can be made available to students through course reserves, or as direct links to online resources. We can also help you navigate support for using (or developing) Open Educational Resources (OER). 

Need support with your research?

Check out our Researcher Support page that has information on copyright, data management, open educational resources, and more.

Find your library liaison

Browse the list of library liaisons by college to help you tailor your library instructional needs to your class.