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UNR Libraries Information and Services for Instructors
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Welcome! The UNR Libraries provides a number of different resources for instructors that support the teaching of information literacy skills in the classroom, outside of the classroom, and through WebCampus. This page describes many of these resources and provides links to getting the assistance you need to enhance your classes. 


WebCampus Assistance

For assistance with WebCampus and other teaching technologies, go the Instructional Design website or view some of the tutorials. You can also email Instructional Design at or or call at 682-6798.


Classroom Technology Support

For assistance with classroom technologies, contact Teaching and Learning Technology at 784-6085.


Workshops for Instructors

The Libraries and Instructional Design offer a number of workshops for instructors who want to enhance their teaching, research, media, and technology skills. Check out the list of Upcoming Workshops or consult the Complete Workshop list for more information and to sign up for a session.


Librarian Assistance in WebCampus

Librarians can provide assistance in your WebCampus classes by answering research questions on discussions boards or developing research assignments, among other tasks. Contact your Subject Librarian to request WebCampus assistance.

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Library Class Sessions, Orientations, and Tours

Librarians are happy to come to your class to show your students how to use library resources for their assignments. We can either come to your classroom or you can bring your students to the library for a tour and/or more extensive hands-on research instruction.

Fill out the Instruction Request Form to arrange for a library session for your class.


Course Reserves

There are two ways to put materials on reserve for your classes

1. Use the course reserves management in WebCampus

2.  Log in to the ARES Course Reserve system with your NetID and password.  

If you are a first-time reserves user, you will need to fill out the information form. Then identify yourself as faculty. We will verify your status within several hours and email you with instructions on how to submit reserve reqeusts. Please email or call 682-5637 if you have questions. See How to Place Items on Course Reserve for more information.


Library Guides

The UNR Libraries has a complete list of Library Guides by Subject. You can add the link to one of these guides to your syllabus, to an assignment, or to your WebCampus course. We can also make tailored library guides that offer a list of best resources for research for a specific class. See some Course-Specific Guides for examples, and contact your Subject Librarian to request a specific gude for your class.


Library Tutorials

The UNR Libraries have a number of Online Tutorials that help students learn to use library resources. You can add links to these tutorials to WebCampus classes or list them in your assignments.


Research Assistance

If you or your students need research assistance, consult the list of Subject Librarians to find the research specialist in your area, or fill out a form to Request a Research Appointment with a Librarian. You can also consult the list of Library Tutorials for basic assistance, call the Library Services Desk at 775-682-5657, chat or email us:


Subject Librarians

Subject Librarians are available at any time to discuss library instruction for your classes, research assignments, WebCampus assistance, and other library and technology support. Use our list to look up the Subject Librarian for your discipline.


New Course Proposals

The Information Resources Assessment form, signed by the appropriate subject librarian, must be attached to the Course Proposal Request for new courses, courses replacing existing courses, and courses with changes in the wording of the course description. Please complete the form and send it to your Subject Librarian.



If you have questions about library or information literacy instruction, please contact us:

Rudy Leon, Reference Librarian

Pat Ragains, Business and Government Information Librarian

Maggie Ressel, Director of Information Services

Amy Shannon, Life Sciences Librarian


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