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BRN Services for Faculty and Staff: Instructional Support

Information Literacy Instruction

Information literacy instruction gives students the tools they need to get started on an assignment, develop their research skills, and feel more comfortable with the research process. Students will learn crucial information literacy skills needed throughout their college careers and the rest of their lives. Librarians are available to visit your class and provide customized instruction on a variety of topics including:

  • Getting started, where to look for information
  • Recommended resources by subject
  • Finding articles and navigating library databases
  • Finding physical materials in the library and using Search@UW
  • Evaluating sources for relevance and credibility
  • Bibliographies and citations

If you would like to schedule an instruction session, contact Cecelia Cole at least one week prior to your preferred session date.

Research Guides

Librarians can create customized online research guides for your classes and assignments.  Contact Cecelia Cole to learn more about these guides or to have a guide created for you. To see a list of current online research guides at UW-Barron County, go to

Course Reserves

You may put items on reserve in the library for your students to use. This can include copies of old exams, articles, books, videos or anything else. Typically, items on reserve are used in the library or checked out for a short period of time. Contact a member of library staff to place an item on reserve.

Instructional Materials

If you need specific books, films, or other materials for your classes, the library can order these and add them to the collection. The library's mission is to support the UW Colleges curriculum, so these additions are important to us!  If you need library materials for a course, please contact Cecelia Cole to place an order.

Licensing and Copyright

For information regarding classroom use of copyrighted materials, please contact a librarian or see our online guide.