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Reference & Instruction librarians partner with ODU faculty & staff to advance student learning & critical research skills.

Instruction Services Mission:

The mission of ODU Library Instruction Services is to promote & advance information literacy & critical research skills by working with faculty & staff to prepare students to be able to identify, evaluate, & analyse  information & information resources for a given purpose effectively and responsibly across the curriculum and beyond.

Course-Integrated Instruction Options

Connect with a Librarian

  • Interested in Working with an Instruction Librarian?

    3 Options for Contacting an Instruction Librarian:

    We would be happy to:

    • Come to your class
    • Provide an online tutorial or other learning experience
    • Provide consultation on our resources & how to best connect students with them.
  • Librarians & Student Learning

    Librarians can impact student learning:

    • At the Reference Desk
    • In the classroom
    • Online

    Librarians can address the following:

    • Resources - resource selection, access, organization, technology, & current awareness of the latest resources & issues
    • Search strategy
    • Information literacy
    • Lifelong learning needs throughout and beyond the curriculum
    We welcome the opportunity to work with faculty & staff to help our students!

Information Literacy

Instruction Librarians

Bonner, Christina
Bonner

Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator

Library

Spangler Learning Center, Room 302

  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Sarff, Michelle
Sarff, M

Head Librarian

Library

Spangler Learning Center, 303A

  • M.L.I.S., Indiana University
  • B.A., Xavier University

Tichgelaar, Shaunda
TichgelaarS

Collection & Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian

Library

Spangler Learning Center, Room 303E

  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • M.A., Arkansas State University
  • B.A., Arkansas State University