Reference librarians offer library orientations and bibliographic instruction to any VMI class to help cadets take full advantage of the ever expanding and improving resources available. Librarians identify appropriate resources, describe their scope, demonstrate the mechanics of their use, explain useful search strategies, and provide evaluation guidelines.
Instruction sessions cover an unlimited range of levels, including tours and orientations given to those participating in the Summer Transition Program (STP) and to new cadets; instruction in basic research materials and methods for introductory courses; and in-depth instruction on specialized resources for upper-level courses. Instruction is often designed to meet the specific needs of the class.
Faculty members may arrange for library instruction by contacting Lt. Col. Janet Holly or Maj. Accacia Flanagan at ReferenceDesk@vmi.edu.