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Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

Resources for Faculty

The Research and Instruction librarians provide access and information that connect faculty to resources that promote research and scholarship. Librarians are ready to assist in faculty collaborations that foster research-based instructional assignments and projects for your classes.

The Library Instruction Request Form may be used to initiate all faculty requests for library services and instruction. The request is automatically routed to the Research and Instruction librarians for assistance and scheduling instructional sessions.

Instructional classes may include faculty-requested instruction, citation workshops, bibliographic management tools, database searching and electronic resources. Instructional sessions can be tailored to appropriately support the research needs of your classes and students.

If you choose an in-person session, the location of the classrooms are below:

Brownsville Library Classroom (BLIBR 1.118, Seating Capacity 36)
BLIBR Room 1.118

Edinburg Library Classroom (ELIBR, 3.117, Seating Capacity 34)
ELIBR Room 3.117

Librarians are available to consult with faculty and instructors to create or revise effective research assignments and classroom activities that foster critical thinking, evaluation skills, and promote lifelong learning. Email for more information.

The Research and Instruction librarians can design course Research Guides to steer students toward specific resources and tools that are most appropriate for your course needs.

Research Guides are customized to reflect what is available through the UTRGV University Library both electronically and in print. Research and Instruction librarians can design course Research Guides to steer students toward specific resources and tools that are most appropriate for your course needs. The Research Guides may be embedded into Blackboard for use by students for research and supplement resources. To request a customized LibGuide for your course, please email for more information.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that come in a variety of formats and can reside in many different locations. The OER website will provide information on Open Educational Resources and methods and resources you can use to locate learning materials that can best fit the instructional needs for your courses and students.

The UTRGV University Library is always committed to improving the quality of our services. A greater understanding of your expectations will help us better tailor our services to meet your needs. We are conducting this survey to measure library service quality and identify our best practices. This survey will take 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.

Research and Instruction librarians are available to create customized learning video tutorials for your classes. Customized video tutorials may cover database overviews, citation tools, research techniques, searching tips, and advanced library resource identification. Videos may be crafted to your particular interest and class participation needs. Email for more information.

The University Library is dedicated to helping the learning community become sophisticated users of information to meet their academic needs. The library offers a variety of workshops and sessions on numerous topics ranging from basic researching to advanced information management. We invite you join us this semester to partake in the various learning opportunities and offerings. Sessions open to students, faculty. and staff. We thank you for your support and looking forward to seeing you there. Click To Register.

Previous Workshops and Events

  • Diet and Medical Misinformation: Why it’s Successful, and How to Spot it
  • Game Day
  • Graphic Thoughts
  • Grey Literature
  • Introduction of Research and Instructional Services for Students or Faculty
  • Introduction to APA&MLA Style
  • Introduction to EndNote
  • Introduction to Financial Literacy
  • Introduction to Interlibrary Loan Services
  • Introduction to RefWorks
  • Journal Impact Metrics
  • Open Research Guide Workshop

To request a specialized workshop please email