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San Marcos, TX 78666

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Instructional Services

Alkek Library Instructional Services serve a variety of University programs, faculty, staff, and students at different levels of scholarship. Read our Mission Statement.


Request Library Instruction

  • For class sections and small groups
  • Schedule a session in the library or have a librarian visit your classroom
  • Please give at least one week notice

Request an Individual Research Consultation

  • One-on-One sessions or tours with a Librarian
  • Meet in person or online using Adobe Connect
  • Allow 24-48 hours response time

Instruction Calendar

  • Check for available dates
  • Requires Texas State NetID login for access

Instruction Librarians

  • View by subject areas
  • Subjects not listed will be assigned to the first available librarian


  • Beginning RefWorks
  • Advanced RefWorks
  • Finding Images
  • Social Media for Scholars
  • Long-term Research: RSS, Journal Alerts, & You



Do you have library-related questions?
Get in touch with a librarian.



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Need Librarian Expertise in Your TRACS Site?

Faculty can work with librarians to enhance student research skills in TRACS-supported courses. Our course embedded librarian program allows faculty members to tap librarian expertise for specific courses in all subject disciplines. If you add the librarian who teaches your class as a Site Assistant they can add:


Alkek Library Instructional Services Mission Statement

Our mission is to teach information literacy skills which are critical to academic success, enrich student learning in the classroom, enable efficient and effective research, and enhance the individual's ability to locate information for their academic, professional, and personal lives. Library instruction aims to be responsive to cultural, technological, and curricular change in the University, and to different levels of research skills in students, researchers, and scholars.

Instruction librarians strive for a collaborative relationship with University faculty and staff in this mission and are available to work with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts into course-related assignments that include information literacy objectives as well as offer instruction in various formats. Instruction librarians provide a learning environment incorporating teaching strategies that address individual differences in learning styles and levels.