American University of Beirut

Library Instruction

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​The Library Instruction Program aims to support AUB students in building their information literacy skills, or the “set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information” as defined by the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.


  • Th​​e Communication Skills Program: sessions are offered on how to locate, evaluate and use library resources for assignments or research. Reserve a session for your class.​​
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  • ​​C​ourse or Major-related Sessions: customized sessions focusing on specialized research sources and electronic databases are offered upon faculty request to fit the needs of a course, a major, or a discipline.​
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    ​Check Instruction Librarians Profiles​​​​​

  • ​​Research Guides
    Contact us to design a research guide for your course or subject, email​

    ​​Consult specialized Teaching and Learning guides, such as Learning Objects, Faculty Special, and others. ​

    ​​Request and book​​ customized sessions for your course or subject.
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  • ​Individual Instruction: Research and Instruction Services Librarians provide direct in-person research assistance tailored to the specific research needs of each user​.
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Embed a Librarian in your Course​

A librarian becomes the on-call information expert, who can prepare a Research Guide for the course and provide help on demand. ​Embed a librarian in your course now.​

​ Library Workshops

  • ​​Student Workshops are offered throughout the semester and are open to all. They provide hands-on training on research skills, citation tools, and training in specialized skills for graduate students.
  • Faculty- Special workshops assist faculty members in integrating library resources and research guides through assignments and other course materials.
  • Check the Library News​ for upcoming library workshops. Workshops are usually announced by email and via UL social media channels.

Library Tours

  • ​​​​Ask ​for a General Library Tour for your class
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  • ​​​Plan a customized visit to the Archives and Special Collections section at the Libraries.​For assistance, email​​​

Other Instructional Resources

​Subject Research Guides​ | “How Do I?" Guides​ | Library tutorials on YouTube​

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