John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Instructional Programs Overview

Evans Library's Instruction Program supports the academics and scholarship of undergraduate and graduate students at Florida Tech. The Program's efforts reflect the missions of both Evans Library and the Florida Institute of Technology. Driven by the needs of students and faculty, the Instruction Program offers a variety of learning and support opportunities in both the on-campus and online environments.

Evans Library strives 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. Meeting the information literacy needs of students requires attention to diverse learning styles and experiences, connecting with students, and encouraging global thinking and lifelong learning. To aid in this goal, the Library's Instruction Program 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).

For Students

  • COM 2012, Research Sources and Systems: A one-credit-hour course required for 11 majors and two minors; available as a restricted elective in the biological sciences; available as an elective to any interested undergraduate student. This one-credit course is designed to acquaint students with the wide variety of resources, services, and systems they will encounter as researchers at Florida Tech and beyond. The course also emphasizes information literacy skills, research strategies, and tools useful in each student's field of study, as well as the use of other important print and electronic information resources.

  • GradTrack: Customized services, consultations and workshops for graduate students including a graduate student only study room on the fourth floor, Room #401. 

  • Help for Distance Learners: Connect with the Distance Learning Librarian and find helpful resources and information on the guide webpage.

  • Research Support Workshops: This drop-in workshop series features training on research success skills.

  • Digital Scholarship Lab Workshops: This workshop series covers technology and techniques critical to research often featuring software and hardware available in the DSL.

  • Liaison Librarians: Every Florida Tech student has a designated subject librarian, according to your major or department. Your Liaison Librarian is here to answer questions (even the silly ones) and consult with you on research and scholarship. See pictures and contact information for your Liaison Subject Librarian here.

Offered Weekly:

  • Presentation Practice – Want some fresh eyes to look at your drafted presentations and/or give you suggestions on your delivery? Contact Chelsea Stripling, for an appointment.

  • Coding for Beginners – Want to learn or improve your computer programming skills? Drop by the DSL on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. .

For Faculty and Course Instructors

Evans Library Instruction Librarians can partner with faculty and course instructors to collaborate on information literacy instruction.
Whether it's a single research skills-based session, multiple sessions planned over the semester, or a collaborative assignment paired with instruction, the Evans Library Instruction Librarians can help your students succeed. 

Request an instruction session using our online form.  

Syllabus or content development: Contact us for help with developing reading lists or information literacy outcomes for your course.