Library Instruction Policy

University Library Instruction Policy

Requesting a Session

  • We require at least two weeks' notice for information literacy sessions in order to design an appropriate lesson plan and for scheduling purposes.
  • Availability on the instruction request form is generated based on the schedules of Library Labs 2021 A & B. If you need instruction outside of this time range, please contact your librarian directly for accommodation.
  • Information literacy instruction sessions in the library may be scheduled during any of the library's normal operating hours.
  • Instructors may request instruction in the Archives and Special Collections Department or Curator tours of specific exhibitions at any time.
  • Librarians reserve the right to cancel information literacy sessions with advanced notice if they determine that the session does not align with the information literacy program’s student learning outcomes.

Instructor Attendance

Instructors must attend library sessions with their classes. Contact your librarian for alternative arrangements in the case of extenuating circumstances. Instructor attendance is required because students benefit from the combined knowledge of the librarian and the professor and see the value of the information literacy session.

Information Literacy Lab Room Policies

CSUDH Library's Information Literacy Labs (2021 A & B) are used to provide course-integrated information literacy instruction, including the use of information resources available through CSUDH Library, such as the online catalog and other electronic research tools. As such, the library’s Information Literacy Labs are not typically available for non-library use.

Core Use
Use of the classrooms is scheduled each semester according to priority of use within the aims of the library’s instructional programming. First priority is to CSUDH course-related library instruction sessions taught by or with a librarian followed by:

  • library-based classes, workshops, or seminars,
  • library staff instruction, training, and development programs or workshops,
  • information literacy programming for affiliated groups,
  • and finally other groups when appropriate.

Other groups may be given access to the labs on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Library Administration. Because library information literacy instruction sessions may be scheduled during any of the library's normal operating hours and the number and times of sessions will vary from week to week, these labs are not intended to accommodate semester-long (16-week) courses. Likewise, reservations by outside groups may not be made significantly in advance so that the rooms can remain available  for their core library instruction use during peak times of the semester. Rooms are scheduled only when the library is open. Non-library events are welcome to request the rooms provided only one side of the lab is in use due to preservation and maintenance of the collapsible wall. All requests for the approval of non-library sponsored events should be directed to

All library lab users are expected to leave the room as they found it and adhere to the food/drink policy.