John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Instructional Programs Overview

The 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 the Evans Library and of 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 2 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 and consultations for graduate students.

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

  • Research Support Workshops: Organized by Petra Brnova, this drop-in workshop series features training on research success skills.

  • Digital Scholarship Lab Workshops: Organized by Rob Sippel, this workshop series covers technology and techniques critical to research, often featuring software and hardware available in the DSL.

  • Targeted Topics Workshops: Organized by Linda Khan, this special series includes selected subjects that are essential to academic success and focused on specific groups of students.

  • Liaison Librarians: Every Florida Tech student has an assigned 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.

  • GradTrack Drop-In Consultations – Need help with your literature review? Writing your thesis? 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.

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

  • Instructional resources: A list of online PDFs and tutorials.
  • Syllabus or content development: Contact us for help with developing reading lists or information literacy outcomes for your course.