Instruction and Research Support

Towson's Library User Instruction program provides course-integrated instruction on research sources, research processes, among other priorities. In particular, the Library User Instruction program supports Towson Seminar courses, often with multiple sessions. Sessions are held in the library's two state-of-the-art computer classrooms or in other appropriate departmental computer classrooms. Faculty arrange single or multi-session subject specific instruction by contacting their Library Liaison or Sarah Crest at 410-704-4725 or

Outside of the classroom, librarians will meet with students in Individual Research Consultations (IRCs) or in small groups, to collaborate on their research projects.

Librarians will also arrange instruction for faculty, individually, in small groups or by department, to--

  • introduce or give updates on databases and other reference materials
  • collaborate on assignments
  • support faculty research

For general information about Library User Instruction contact -

  • Sarah Crest, User Instruction Coordinator - 410-704-4725
  • Claire Holmes, Assistant University Librarian for Research & Instruction - 410-704-3795

Consultations and Assignment Ideas

Your Library Liaison will be glad to meet with you to discuss any class assignments that require the use of library resources. It is our goal to help your students experience success in the completion of their assignments and to support the development of skills that will benefit them in future endeavors.

Tutorials and Guides

Subject Guides on the Library's website are arranged by academic discipline and provide selective lists of resources, including online databases, websites, and resources from the library's reference collection. These guides are meant to guide library users to major resources within each discipline.

Librarian liaisons have created websites to accompany class assignments. Check with your liaison to learn what is already available and what they can do for you.

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