Update Browser
Your version of Internet Explorer is Outdated

This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please consider either updating to the latest version of Internet Explorer, or consider viewing the site in Chrome or Firefox.
Update Browser
You are running an old version of Android

This site was optimized for modern browsers. Please consider updating your version of Android if able.

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

Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator


Spangler Learning Center, Room 302

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

Layden, Jim
Jim Layden

Collection Services Coordinator


Spangler 303E

  • M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati

Sandusky, Tim

Access Services Coordinator


Spangler Learning Center, Room 301

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

Sarff, Michelle
Sarff, M

Head Librarian


Spangler Learning Center, 303A

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