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LITS Faculty Guide: 2020-2021 FIT

Overview of RS Library Instruction

Research Services is a team of dynamic librarians who support the academic mission of Mount Holyoke through teaching research skills and curating library collections that are responsive to the needs of students, faculty, and society at large. We support student and faculty research success by teaching how to effectively and ethically discover, evaluate, use, cite and create information in all its formats. We work alongside students and faculty through one-on-one consultations, classroom visits where we provide instruction in the full range of the research process, at the Research Help Desk (virtually and in-person), via online tutorials and guides, and as embedded instructors. We practice a welcoming and compassionate approach to helping students and faculty achieve their learning, research and teaching goals and warmly invite you to reach out to us! 

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Examples of Instruction Provided by Research Services

We are available to help you design synchronous and asynchronous learning objects and to support teaching and learning. Here are some examples:

  • Support in identifying online materials for course reserve 

  • Tutorials that can be used in FYS or as a refresher in other courses, including tutorials on academic integrity

  • One-on-one consultations with faculty and students, tailored to specific needs

  • Synchronous class sessions that will orient students to online research

  • Instruction and support for bibliographic citation management tools (e.g., Zotero)

  • Research guides that you can link to in your Moodle sites

  • Embedded librarianship: include us in your Moodle courses, and we can address students’ questions about the research process from start to finish

  • In collaboration with SAW, we provide writing support:

Get in Touch

We practice a welcoming and compassionate approach to helping you achieve your learning and teaching goals and warmly invite you to schedule an appointment with one of us at, or email us at

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