Faculty usually request subject/specialized library classes by contacting the subject librarian or specialist directly. (Occasionally, requests come through the library instruction request form, which are received by the UIS department and are immediately forwarded to the relevant specialist.)
The Core Instruction Team consists of the members of the Undergraduate & Instructional Services (UIS) department and the reference/instruction associates in Teaching, Learning, and Engagement (TLE). This team handles library instruction for foundational courses such as first year experience, first year writing, and first year seminar.
As requests come in for these classes (usually through the library instruction request form) the UIS reference/instruction associate schedules them -- i.e. books a room, assigns a library instructor from the Core Instruction Team, and confirms with the requesting instructor. (For details, see the Procedure for Scheduling Core Instruction Team Classes document.)
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Note: For a complete list of Bobst meeting, events, and classroom spaces, see Bobst Spaces Booking Guide.
NYU Libraries tracks data about all the classes we teach for statistical and analytical purposes. The UIS department coordinates data collection, but relies on you to report the classes you teach.
Since NYU Libraries is required to report our yearly instruction statistics to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), we go by ARL's definition of what is considered a library class.
Presentations to groups made as part of formal bibliographic instruction programs and through other planned presentations, including:
These presentations may be for any of these purposes:
Presentations both on and off the premises should be included as long as they are sponsored by the library.