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Faculty: Working with the OWHL: Instruction

Please use this form to request library instruction only. Archives & Special Collections and Makerspace inquiries should be made directly to the folks listed below or on the Instruction page of this guide.


How to Schedule Instruction

OWHL library staff are available to deliver research and project-related instruction to your class!

You can reach out to a librarian for instruction, including the following:

  • Developing a research question
  • Brainstorming keywords
  • How to use OWHL resources
  • Learning the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources
  • Finding books in the library
  • Citations
  • Note-taking
  • Outlining a paper
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Website evaluation
  • Google search skills

Reach out to Archives & Special Collections for collaborations including:

  • Exploring primary sources, including maps, rare books, photographs, archival records etc.
  • Analyzing and interpreting School History
  • Creating class exhibits
  • Transcribing handwritten documents
  • Creating data visualizations

Get in touch with the Makerspace for:

  • Creating objects with the laser cutter or 3D printer
  • Designing landscapes and art
  • Fabric arts
  • Building and robots

Note: Please schedule classes with the library, Archives & Special Collections, or Makerspace at least a week in advance. It helps to have an assignment they'll be working on, but we can also suggest activities.


Archives & Special Collections, and Makerspace staff:

Archives & Special Collections: Paige Roberts

MakerspaceMichael Blake and Liz Chavarria


Library Staff and Liaison Areas:

Art: Jess Wallis

Biology: Michael Blake

BRACE: Emily Goss

CAMD: Derek Curtis

Chemistry: Michael Blake

Classics: Sharon Pei

Computer Science: Michael Blake

Dance & Theater: Michael Blake

Economics: Michael Blake

English: Stacy CollinsJess Wallis

History & Social Sciences: Jess Wallis, Stacy Collins, Camille Torres Hoven

Mathematics: Michael Blake

Music: Michael Blake

Natural Sciences: Michael Blake

Physics: Michael Blake

Religion and Philosophy:  Stacy Collins

World Languages: Sharon Pei