The Libraries collaborate with campus and community partners in the creation of high-impact learning experiences that foster student information, media, data, and digital literacy. These partnerships may include courses, workshops series, customized learning objects, and embedded librarians in your courses.

Library faculty design and provide customized class sessions on a variety of topics related to information, media, data, and digital literacy. Use the form below to request a session for your First Year Writing class. Contact your liaison librarian directly for upper-level instruction. Please request instruction at least two weeks in advance to allow us time to plan with you.

Questions? Contact Kodi Saylor at kodi@vt.edu

Request Instruction Form

University Libraries offers two semester-long courses:

  • GRAD 5124: Research Skills for Graduate Students: This course helps graduate students understand the print and electronic library general and subject-specific information resources and enhances students' knowledge of information retrieval and management skills through database management and searching techniques. Participants create personal databases using commercial database-management programs; demonstrate and evaluate websites and demonstrate an understanding of electronic theses and dissertations.  

  • GRAD 5024: Data Management Skills: This course guides students through the discovery of the importance and benefits of data management, including creating a data management plan. Topics include data organization, policies, documentation, storage, ethics, access, security, analytical tools, grant requirements (proposal and post-award), proper attribution, archiving, other issues and topics related to data in scholarly communication.

Library faculty teach both courses, which are one-credit and fully-online with pass/fail grading. GRAD 5124 is offered mainly in the fall, while GRAD 5024 is offered in the spring.

University Libraries offer students and faculty a variety of workshops related to our services, including data management and visualization, copyright and licensing, etc.

Additionally, we also offer workshops on topics related to our Studio spaces, such as 3D printing and modeling, VR development, collaborative project planning, and Internet of Things technology.

For more information about our specific workshop offerings, please see our upcoming events

Faculty workshops can also be found through NLI, look for offerings sponsored by University Libraries.

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