Additional policies and procedures exist that might be applicable.
Edith Garland Dupré Library offers a variety of instructional formats: general and specialized library tours and a one-hour credit course covering advanced library research techniques, databases, U.S. Government Publications, Special Collections and the Internet. The Library Instruction Department operates within Reference Services and is committed to the pursuit and promotion of education primarily through library instruction. Effective library instruction reflects the university's primary purposes of teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service.
Our primary patrons are the students, faculty, and staff of the university. Library instruction will also be provided on a limited basis to other areas of the general public, with a preference for educational groups such as area high schools. Members and affiliates of the university will be given priority in the scheduling and provision of services.
- To provide library orientation and instruction to groups demonstrating the effective utilization of the available library resources and services
- To provide current and effective instruction in the form of print and online resource handouts, tutorials and database guides
- To provide effective classroom instruction targeted to the specific level of the user's sophistication and needs, as established in advance by collaboration between the library instructor and course instructor.
The Gloria S. Cline Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory
Named for a former library director, the Gloria S. Cline Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory is a SMART Classroom designed to facilitate library instruction. The lab is used for library instruction only. Approximately thirty computers are available for hands-on use. Capacity is thirty users. Individuals requesting use of the Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory for library instruction must contact Instructional Services Librarian Jeremiah Paschke-Wood at (337) 482-1160. Special hardware or software installations require at least a five-day notice.
Reference Online Center (ROC)
The ROC is located adjacent to the Reference Desk. This lab provides twenty-four computers for research: searching of reference online databases, the library's online catalog, and U.S. government information resources. Student Technology Enhancement fees provide printing availability to UL Lafayette-affiliated users. Preference for use of computers in the Reference Online Center is given to researchers accessing the library's online catalog and databases and government information resources. For more information, see the ROC Policies.
General and specialized tours of the library for university classes well as off-campus groups, must be scheduled in advance through the Instructional Services Librarian. Non-university groups such as high schools are encouraged to schedule tours during intersessions. See the library instruction request page for more details.
Any questions regarding this policy should currently be directed to the Asst. Dean of Public Services.