The AU Library offers a variety of instructional programming that includes walk-in classes, curriculum-integrated sessions, multimedia software trainings, and online learning modules to support the development of students' information and digital literacy.
Faculty and teaching assistants may request curriculum-integrated library instruction sessions to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the major library research tools and techniques in specific disciplines. Teaching the use of subscription databases and discovery layers helps to provide timely access to licensed scholarly and popular literature, primary sources and proprietary data. Instructional emphasis is placed on the use and critical value of these tools for successful course project completion.
The library's instructional efforts are aligned with AU Library information literacy plan, which aims to meet AU's programmatic and department/school-focused learning objectives. The integration of information literacy teaching and learning is a fundamental element of AU's educational offerings, as required by AU's accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.