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Mason Libraries offers a wide variety of instruction opportunities, both face-to-face and online. We value close collaboration with teaching faculty to develop focused, relevant learning experiences for students. Our teams specialize in different subjects, special topics and skills. Review the descriptions below to select the best fit for your learning goals. If you are not sure, please complete this form and we will route your request for you.  

  • Teaching and Learning Team offers course-based instruction, library orientations, Zotero instruction, and stand-alone workshops on various research-related topics. For more information on the types of instruction provided by University Libraries, look at our face-to-face/synchronous online  and asynchronous online teaching menus. The Teaching and Learning Team works with the following departments: 
    • English Composition 
    • Honors College 
    • Communication 
    • Integrative Studies 
    • Bachelor of Individualized Studies 
  • Subject Teams are composed of librarians on the three subject teams – Arts & Humanities, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences – offer discipline specific library instruction, research support, and programing for the Mason academic community. For a full list of subject librarians and their expertise, please consult the Subject Librarians webpage and email the person directly. 
    • The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) provides instruction and workshops on a wide range of data-related and digital research methods topics.Contact to inquire about or request instruction. These topics include:
      • Finding data
      • Collecting, organizing, refining, and analyzing data
      • Software and tools for quantitative and qualitative analysis, GIS, and digital humanities 
      • Text mining and analysis, and data visualization 
    • The Scholarly Production at the Research Commons (SP@RC) offers instruction in the following areas: 
      • Poster design 
      • Adobe Suite software (including Photoshop and InDesign) 
      • LaTex
      • Developing a professional online presence 
    • The Special Collections and Research Center (SCRC)  offers instruction for faculty interested in using primary source material and/or rare books in their classes. A list of subject areas of our collections is located here: Please contact for more information. 

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    Note: Requests should be submitted at least 2 weeks (14 days) in advance.