University Libraries' faculty provide library instruction to classes and groups in collaboration with faculty in other academic departments, to promote information literacy throughout the university curriculum. We encourage teaching faculty to consider incorporating an information literacy component into their courses.
Faculty planning library instruction should consider the following guidelines:
The primary use of the Instruction Center is for library instruction and our policies are designed to ensure the rooms are available for that use. U of M faculty and staff may schedule non-library-instruction use of either of the rooms in accordance with the guidelines below. Students may not schedule the rooms and are not allowed to use the rooms without a faculty or staff member present.
Please review the space information for both rooms - 225 and 226 - to determine which will suit your purposes. NOTE: Room 226 laptops are available only for sessions involving library personnel. In other cases, participants may bring their own laptops or check out laptops from the library.
Use of a room is restricted to those who comply with the following guidelines:
If you wish to reserve ML 225 or ML 226 for non-library-instruction purposes, please use the In-Person Library Instruction Request form, also available through the Request Library Instruction link on the Libraries Instruction page.
Visitors to McWherter Library may conduct a self-guided tour using The NEDyssey. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion at the end, allowing instructors and other group leaders to verify completion.
McWherter Library guided Instructional Services tours provide an in-depth physical orientation to the complete facilities and services of the Ned R. McWherter Library. Tours are designed for "tie-in and buy-in" - spaces and resources shown are tailored to visitors' current assignment(s), areas of study, and/or interests in order to increase relevancy and retention. Tour requesters will be asked to provide details regarding this information.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, in-person guided tours of McWherter Library are not currently available.
To schedule a tour of McWherter Library, please email Barbara Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not heard from the library within two regular business days, please email again or call the RAD (Research Assistance Desk) at 901.678.2208.
Basic directional questions may be asked at the RAD (Research Assistance Desk) or Check-Out Desk (to the left and right respectively upon entering McWherter).
To schedule a tour of the full University of Memphis campus, click here.