The UT Libraries are partners in student and faculty success. Each year, we reach more than 22,000 learners, ranging from pre-college through graduate populations. Librarians are committed to meeting students and faculty where you are and to fostering intellectual curiosity, creativity, and lifelong information literacy.
Through our instructional practices, we seek to acknowledge, incorporate, and amplify the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our community of learners. We are committed to engaging in dialogue and investing in the ongoing learning necessary to do this work. Visit the Libraries’ Diversity Committee page to learn more about our commitment to inclusion and read our Diversity Statement.
The Libraries offer expertise, services, and resources to support in person, online, and hybrid instruction. Explore the options below to learn more.
Request instruction or consultation
Librarians lead sessions about information literacy concepts such as strategic searching, information creation and evaluation, and research as a process. Our Studio and Scholars Collaborative teams offer specialized instruction on media literacy topics and technology-based assignments, and Subject Librarians provide discipline-based research sessions. Special Collections librarians can introduce you to primary sources and archival materials, including digital collections.
Use the links below to explore our offerings and request instruction.
*Please note that for Fall 2020, a majority of offerings will be offered in online formats, and all in-person options will follow social distancing practices in line with campus policies. To tailor instruction to your needs, we generally request two weeks’ notice to schedule sessions.
- First-Year Instruction
- Media Literacy and Media-Based Assignments
- Subject-Specific (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Schools)
- Special Collections and Archives
- Digital Scholarship (Geographic Information Systems, Data Management, Scholarly Communication, and more)
- Residence Hall Programming (Library Take Out)
- K-12 Outreach and Instruction
Incorporate Libraries’ materials
The Libraries offer thousands of online books, journals, and articles to incorporate into your courses, including peer-reviewed publications, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, and image collections.
Digital Collections feature digitized versions of physical materials, such as a scan of student publications or photographs. Items feature a range of Special Collections materials, including sports programs, playbills, and maps.
Streaming resources include documentaries, interviews and testimonies, and other primary source perspectives. Training videos, feature films and theatrical performances are among the other offerings you’ll find here.
Explore librarian-created teaching tools
Online tutorials offer a self-paced approach to navigating the Libraries’ website, specific databases and research tools, and concepts such as topic development.
Curated by librarians, research guides can connect you to resources on broad topics or subject areas (e.g. Anthropology, Primary Sources) or focus on a specific topic or course (e.g. Transcultural Nursing, Civil War in Tennessee).
Research Guides and Databases can be seamlessly integrated into your Canvas course. View instructions for adding research guides and databases to Canvas using the External Tool feature (downloadable PDF).
This collection of self-paced teaching resources is designed to help students learn how to develop skills and use library resources to search for information effectively.
Explore our digital collections
UT Digital Collections has something for every Vol fan - including the University of Tennessee Football Programs collection.
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