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Instructional services for extended-campus users

The University Libraries' College Librarians can provide instruction for Virginia Tech affiliates who are at distant locations. It can be informal, individual instruction through means such as:

  • email
  • telephone
  • assistance in creating library assignments
  • specialized library handouts
  • access to subject oriented web pages

Or, it can be a more formal classroom setting such as:

  • setting up a two-way interactive video session (e.g. VTEL) for a class or graduate seminar
  • providing on-site instruction for a classroom session
  • setting up a chat session for a class
  • participating in listserv discussions or Q & A sessions

Instruction sessions for classes will be customized to meet the needs of each class. Information will be covered that relates to the course material or to a specific assignment within the course.

Resources covered can include:

  • electronic indexes / databases
  • online reference materials
  • full text online resources
  • Internet sites
  • Addison (Virginia Tech's online catalog)

Discussion can include:

  • the characteristics of specific subject literature
  • evaluating information
  • searching the Internet effectively
  • retrieving information located at the Blacksburg campus

To find out more about the instructional services available from the University Libraries, email the distance education support group, or your College Librarian. The group is also your contact for information on Off Campus Sign In or PIDs.

Information on how to obtain the hard copy of library resources at extended campus locations can be found at the Interlibrary Loan web site.


Newman Library tour options

Self-guided audio tour

Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit. Locations and services are highlighted, and the tour takes about an hour. You can use your mobile device or check out an iPad from the Circulation Desk.

 

Newman Library summer hours

Sun: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library summer hours

Sun: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center summer hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library summer hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Current semester hours