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We recommend browsing the lessons below to see all that we offer. Once you've determined which lesson(s) best fit your needs, submit your request for library instruction. One of our librarians will reach out to you to confirm your request.

College of Fine Arts: Custom Library Workshops

Overview of Library Resources (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to be a general overview of the library's resources for new students.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find resources using the library's databases (Academic Search Complete, Naxos Musing Library, etc.). 


Discipline Specific Resources (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to be an overview of library resources for a specific discipline.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find discipline specific resources using library databases.  Pick one of the following College of Fine Arts areas: 

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • English & World Languages
  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Music
  • Music Industry & Technology
  • Music Education
  • Musical Theatre
  • Object Design
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Theatre Arts
  • Visual Design

Advanced Research for Graduate Students (30-45 min)

This in-depth library workshop is designed to assist graduate students with their capstone, thesis, or dissertation research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to use the library's resources to successfully complete their final research project. 


Assignment Specific Research Workshop (30-45 min)

Send us your research assignment and we will create a custom library workshop lesson to meet the needs of your students.  Students will learn how to use library resources to complete their assignment.


Art Research Library Workshop (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to assist students with their art research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find sources related to art such as: artists, styles, techniques, movements, works of art, etc.   


Dance Research Library Workshop (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to assist students with their dance history research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find sources related to dance history such as: dance philosophy, dance technique, choreography, etc. 


Music Research Library Workshop (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to assist students with their music history research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find sources related to music history such as: musicians, composers, time periods, etc.   Students will also learn how to use Naxos Music Library database to find and play classical, Jazz, World, and Folk music.


Theatre Research Library Workshop (30-45 min)

This library workshop is designed to assist students with their theatre research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find and evaluate sources related to theatre.  Students will also learn how to use the International Bibliography of Theatre database to find journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertation abstracts, and more!


Online Instruction

Teaching online?  Swisher Library offers live synchronous online library instruction via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  All our library workshops are available online in an electronic format.