The Gordon Library instruction program is committed to collaborating with faculty to teach the research skills necessary to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and ensure the success of learners in the 21st century. We promote students’ understanding of the role of the library and librarians in supporting their research and ongoing intellectual growth. The information literacy concepts at the center of the library’s instruction program will provide students with the skills they need to become successful critical thinkers, effective communicators, and productive citizens.
A critical mission of the Gordon Library is to design, deliver, and assess effective research and information literacy instruction to the WPI community, in alignment with the university’s strategic goals. Through the instruction program, librarians offer in-class instruction, consultations, and a variety of tutorials and research guides in support of teaching and learning as detailed below.
Faculty can request library instruction for a course (in-class, online or both), by completing our Library Instruction Request Form, and an instruction librarian will respond promptly. If you have any questions, please email us.