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Library Instruction Mission

Library instruction at Old Westbury endeavors to provide students with the research and information literacy skills required to successfully navigate course assignments. Library instruction is designed to cultivate effective information-seeking behaviors in students through quality in-person and virtual instructional opportunities, preparing students to efficiently and critically locate, evaluate, and utilize information to achieve academic success and become graduate-ready, life-long learners.

We Offer TWO Modes of Library Instruction:

In Person: bring your class to our Library Instruction Classroom, L-311 on the third floor of the Library, for a hands-on instruction session. Students will learn about discipline-specific research skills using library resources. Instruction is tailored to the syllabus and research assignment. After the lecture, students can perform their own searches at computer stations while the librarian is in the room to answer questions.

Online Synchronous: an instruction librarian will meet you in Zoom for an interactive instruction session. Students will learn about discipline-specific research skills using library resources. Instruction is tailored to the specific class theme and research assignment. Students should feel empowered to ask the librarian questions based on their research project. 

Meet Your Instruction Librarians

Christa Devirgilio Librarian

                Christa DeVirgilio

                 Digital Initiatives & Archives Librarian 

              English, Modern Languages, Sociology & Criminology and Visual Arts

Dana Sinclair Librarian

                 Dana Sinclair

                    Electronic Resources Librarian 

               American Studies, Education, History & Philosophy, and FYE 

Jason Kaloudis Librarian

             Jason Kaloudis

                 STEM Librarian 

                 Business, Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science & Math and Public Health

Joanne Spadaro Librarian

                  Joanne Spadaro

                      OER Librarian

                       Industrial & Labor Relations, PEL,      and Psychology