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Library Instruction

KPU Library strives to empower its students, faculty and staff by creating lifelong skills towards finding, evaluating and using information sources through providing instruction that promotes and encourages equity, empowerment, and critical research and information literacy. Guided by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, information literacy is defined as "the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning" (ACRL, 2015).


Our liaison librarians work with faculty to support students by providing scaffolded sessions on library orientation, research skills, academic integrity, and citations. These sessions can be based on a specific assignment, course, or program and librarians can offer library instruction to your students both in-person and online, that fit either the whole class meeting or a portion of the class.

Your liaison librarian can also support you by creating research assignments or online research guides and tutorials to compliment instructional sessions.
In many of our sessions, students will:

  • Identify what research support and materials are available to them through the library’s collection (print and online)
  • Develop comprehensive research strategies for their assignments
  • Utilize more scholarly, authoritative, and diverse sources
  • Learn to understand and develop strong citation practices and methods of citation management
Contact Your Liasion Librarian
Discuss your instructional goals directly with your liaison librarian
Use the Instruction Request Form
A librarian will contact you

Doing Research Tutorial: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources

  • A module-based approach to learning research skills built in Pressbooks.
  • Each module contains videos and interactive H5P exercises.
  • You can link to the full book or incorporate parts of it into your course site.
  • You can also integrate four quizzes into your Moodle Grade book.

Academic Integrity Tutorial (Badged)

  • A Pressbook-based tutorial with interactive H5P exercises.
  • You can incorporate parts of the book into your course site at the point of need, or assign the tutorial independently.
  • Students receive an electronic badge, which is visible to instructors, if they successfully complete quizzes for the four parts and submit an Academic Integrity declaration in Moodle.

APA Citations, MLA Citations, and Chicago Citations Pressbooks

  • Open educational resources that feature information, guidance and H5P exercises that can be incorporated into coursework.

Library Tutorials and Activities (embeddable in Moodle)

  • KPU Library videos, screencasts, online activities and more which faculty members can embed into their Moodle course sites.

Melissa Smith is the KPU Student Success Librarian. You can reach her at

Related Information

  • Contact Your Librarian

    There are Liaison Librarians for each subject area and you can contact them by appointment, email or phone. 

  • Citation Style Guides

    We have guidance on various citation styles that can be used by students or incorporated into your course assignments. 

  • Subject Guides

    Your Liaison Librarian has a curated guide for each area of study that suggests research resources, databases and websites. A great place to start research! 

  • Academic Integrity Badge

    Instructors can incorporate Academic Integrity into course readings and ask students to earn their Academic Integrity Recognition badge in Moodle.

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