Classes & Instruction

Librarians at all of the Boston University libraries are available to provide instruction in the use of library resources. We can present resources with our website, research tools, and databases to your class, and discuss strategies for finding, evaluating, and using information. We can also introduce students to bibliographic tools such as RefWorks. Librarians are happy to introduce students to the most basic resources or prepare classes for research in very specialized areas. If time permits, we may develop class-specific course guides. We welcome the opportunity to meet the needs of your students.

Classes can be conducted at Mugar or a branch library, in a classroom or hands-on environment, or we can come to your class. Please allow sufficient lead time for us to schedule your class.

For email or telephone requests for instruction, please include the following:

  • Your name and an email address or phone number.
  • Course name and number.
  • Number of students in the class.
  • Day, date, and time you would like to bring classes to the library.
  • Specific research tools you wish to include in the instructional session.

For information about class instruction, please contact:

African Studies Library

Beth Restrick 617-353-3726

brestric@bu.edu
Alumni Medical Library

Library Staff 617-638-4228

refquest@medlib.bu.edu
Astronomy Library

David Fristrom 617-358-4124

fristrom@bu.edu
Law Library

Stefanie Weigmann 617-358-4997

sweig@bu.edu
Mugar Memorial Library

Ken Liss 617-358-4064

Music Library

Holly Mockovak 617-353-3705

musiclib@bu.edu
Pardee Management Library

Kathleen Berger 617-353-4312

bergerkm@bu.edu
Pickering Educational Resources Library

Daniel Benedetti 617-353-3735

benededa@bu.edu
School of Theology Library

Stacey Battles de Ramos 617-353-5357

sbattles@bu.edu
Science & Engineering Library

David Fristrom 617-358-4124

fristrom@bu.edu

 

Class and Meeting Spaces Available

  • Mugar Memorial Library has a variety of spaces available for individuals, study groups, and classes.
    • The PAL Study Lounge on the third floor offers great views, computers, and a comfortable, flexible place to study for individuals and multiple groups of all sizes. No reservation necessary. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Room 503 and computer clusters on the 2nd floor balcony can be reserved for class instruction. Contact Ken Liss (617-358-4064, kliss@bu.edu) to make arrangements.
    • Space for small group study can be reserved evenings and weekends in Alcoves 1 & 2 on the first floor and Room 305 on the third floor. Selected daytime hours may also be available when the alcoves are not already reserved for Writing Center tutors and librarian appointments. See Mugar Group Study Spaces to view available times and reserve one of the spaces.
  • The Pickering Educational Resources Library (PERL) has two areas that can be reserved by faculty members: our eClassroom and our Sustainability Resources Center (SRC). Both are wonderful instruction spaces. The eClassroom has 24 thin client computers and can accommodate seating for a few more students for slightly larger classes. The SRC features a large table with eight chairs (more available if needed), a flat-screen television, and more. Please see our eClassroom and SRC pages for more information.