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Instructional - Guide to the Booher Library for Southwest Students: Library Instruction

Research for Writing Workshop

Whether you were able to join Duane and Claire for their Research for Writing workshop in early September or you had to miss it, you can access notes and presentation slides here.

Email assistance

Students may email the Booher Library staff at for the quickest response. That email address is a distribution list that sends the user’s email to the four full time library staff members.

Online Tutorials

Help yourself to instructional videos available on the library website anytime, day or night. Topics include performing basic Seeker searches, requesting items by interlibrary loan (ILL), accessing e-resources from off campus, and much more. 


One on One Consultation (by request)

Any student may request a one-on-one instructional online session with Duane Carter. Please use this form to request an appointment.

Instructional LibGuides

Deanery Living Room

This photo shows the seating area on the main level of the Deanery on May 23, 2024. Photo credit: Alison Poage

Embedded Learning

The Booher Library Electronic Resources Librarian visits the classroom to make presentations upon request of the professor. To date he has made appearances (in person and virtually) in courses for every degree program and has been a regular guest of Professors Baker, Bishop, Colombo, Jangha, McClure, St. David, and many other members of the Southwest faculty. Professors may reach out directly to to schedule an instructional visit from the library staff.