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CofC Libraries Instruction Program: Home

CofC Librarians and Archivists are available to provide both scheduled and point of need instruction to ensure users have access to regular and timely instruction in the use of library and other learning/information resources.

Library Instruction Contacts

Instruction Contacts by Location

Addlestone Library
Elena Rodriguez
Instruction Coordinator
843.953.0006

Scholars Studio, Addlestone Library
Jolanda "Joey" Van Arnhem 
Scholar's Studio Librarian
843.953.3604

Special Collections
Mary Jo Fairchild
Manager of Research Services
843.953.8016

Avery Research Center
Aaisha Haykal
Manager of Archival Services
843.953.7615

Marine Resources Library
Geoff Timms
Librarian for Marine Resources
843.953.9370


Instruction Contacts by Discipline

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Library Instruction Program

The College of Charleston Libraries strive to ensure users have access to regular and timely instruction in the use of our libraries and other learning/information resources. Our multifaceted approach provides scheduled instruction throughout the curriculum as well as instruction at the user’s point of need. Scheduled Instruction is proactive instruction such as information literacy sessions and workshops where Librarians and/or Archivists instruct students, faculty, staff, or affiliates in a scheduled, structured setting often aligned with the College curriculum or specific student learning outcome. Point of Need Instruction is reactive instruction such as questions (<15 minutes) and consultations (> 15 minutes) where students, faculty, staff, or affiliates initiate a request for personalized instruction based on their current need or assignment.

The program, guided by the Library Instruction Advisory Committee, adheres to the American Library Associations’ (ALA) Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards and framework for information literacy in higher education. Assessment results from the various facets inform program changes and are available in the CofC Libraries Instruction Assessment Research Guide.