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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Faculty Services

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Library and Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians are available to provide instruction sessions and workshops on research and information literacy topics for you course. Depending on your needs, librarians may visit your classroom, or hold a session in our instruction lab in the Information Commons. For courses that meet online, synchronous instruction can be provided via Zoom. For asynchronous classes, librarians will work with you to develop course content that can be delivered to your students. Librarians are looking for creative ways to work with instructors to support teaching and learning. Please contact your Subject Specialist Librarian with questions, or submit a request on our website

Research Consultations

Librarians can respond to questions via email, or schedule consultation meetings with students and faculty in person and via zoom. 

The University Libraries also provides a 24 hour online chat service for immediate library and research support. This service is staffed by Loyola Libraries staff Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm. 

Online chat for all other hours is covered by library staff at partner institutions. These librarians will be able to provide research support and help you access our online resources, but may not be familiar with questions that are specific to our library or university.  

Research Guides and Tutorials

Librarians can create specialized research guides and tutorials for your courses. Research guides can be useful for gathering a list of relevant online resources for a class or project, and providing contextual information for how best to use these resources. Tutorials can take the form of either an instructional video or a guided interactive experience using online resources. 


Faculty can request that a librarian be added to their Sakai course. Librarians can add links to online resources, create lessons and other content, moderate forums, or join online class sessions.  

Archives and Special Collections

University Archives & Special Collections 

For fall 2021, the Loyola Archives & Special Collections (which includes the Congressional Archives) will be open by appointment. 

Women & Leadership Archives (WLA) 

For fall 2021, access to the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) is by appointment only. Please contact for additional information. 

Training Videos