Instructional Programs Overview

The Library's Instructional Programs support the missions of the Evans Library and of the Florida Institute of Technology. We strive to support the Florida Tech students and researchers worldwide who must know how to find, evaluate, and use information efficiently, effectively, and ethically for academic work. 

Committed to meeting the information literacy needs of undergraduate and graduate students and the related instructional needs of the faculty, the Library's Instructional Programs team adheres to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education established by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Request an instructional session using our online form

Instructional services offered:

  • COM 2012, Research Sources and Systems: a one-credit-hour course required for 11 majors and 2 minors; available as a restricted elective in the biological sciences.
  • Graduate Research Workshop: a workshop for graduate students who are involved in thesis or dissertation research.
  • Course-integrated instruction: customized lectures designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and graduate students across all Florida Tech disciplines. 
    Request instruction through our online form.
  • Research Support Workshops: drop-in workshop sessions focusing on research success skills.
  • Instructional resources: online PDFs as well as online tutorials and a virtual library tour.
  • Syllabus development: contact us for help with developing reading lists for your courses.
  • Library displays: featuring timely information resources and additional information about curriculum-related topics.

Instructional Series:

  •   Digital Scholarship – Overseen by Holly Miller, this workshop series covers technology and techniques critical to research.      
  • Research Support – Organized by Petra Brnova, this drop-in series features training on research success skills.
  • Targeted Topics – Taught by Linda Khan, this special series includes selected subjects that are essential to academic integrity.  

Weekly Sessions:

  • Presentation Practice – Want some fresh eyes to look at your drafted presentations and/or give you suggestions on your delivery? Contact Philina Richardson for an appointment. 
  • Research Writing – Need help with your science research writing process? Stop by the iDesk. Sunday through Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The reference librarian on duty is ready to give you guidance.
  • Coding for Beginners – Want to learn or improve your computer programming skills? On Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. stop by the DSL#213. Computer science students will help you with JAVA, C++, HTML and CSS.

Every Florida Tech faculty member and student has an assigned librarian.  For instruction and research assistance, contact your Liaison Subject Librarian.  

The Evans Library Instructional Programs Team:


Lisa Petrillo

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Holly Miller
Assistant Dean, Scholarly
Content & Faculty Engagement
674- 8871
Lisa Petrillo
User Experience Specialist

David Lowe
Research Data Specialist

674- 7526 

Rob Sippel
Geospatial & Numeric
Data Librarian

Chelsea Stripling 
Instruction Librarian





Linda Khan
International & Residential Outreach

Philina Richardson
User Experience Specialist
674-8000 x2258
Petra Brnova
User Experience Specialist
674-8000 x2289
Martin Gallagher
Digital Scholarship Lab
Support Manager