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Library Teaching & Outreach

Learn how we can support your instruction

Visit your class and introduce library research

We can come to your class or your class can come visit us in the library. We can help students who are new to academic libraries navigate the resources and services we offer and guide them through the search process. Please contact your college librarian to make arrangements and plan your library session. (1 week notice preferred)

Teach advanced research topics to your students/group

For more advanced classes, we can tailor our sessions to your students’ specific research needs. Please contact your college librarian to make arrangements and plan your library session. (1 week notice preferred)

Teach a workshop on demand

If you need something more specialized, small group workshops on demand are also an option. We teach data management, Qualtrics, Zotero, EndNote, Author’s Rights, and Digital Humanities, among other topics. Please see the workshops on demand list for details and contact information. (1 week notice preferred)

Create an online research guide or tutorial for your class/group

We can help you create a web-based guide or tutorial for your class. Students find these guides helpful when selecting the appropriate research tools and the guides are very customizable. Please contact your college librarian to discuss your needs. (2 weeks notice preferred)

Meet one-on-one to provide in-depth research help

You or your students can set up a one-on-one appointment with the librarian for your college. To make an appointment, contact your college librarian.

Meet one-on-one to help you integrate library materials into your course

When you are preparing for your classes, consider meeting with your college librarian to see how to best integrate library resources and research skills into your course. For example, did you know you can pull Library Research Guides directly into your Canvas site or that you can link to Ebooks and online journal articles? Please contact your college librarian to find out more.

Meet one-on-one to help you manage your data

We can meet one-on-one with you to help with any challenges you experience when managing research data. This includes guidance to write data management plans for grant proposals; review of data management plan drafts; help identifying repositories where to preserve and make publicly available your datasets; help preparing your datasets for deposit in ScholarsArchive@OSU or other repositories; talk about best practices to organize, backup or control versions of your data. Visit the Research Data Services website to find out more.

GRAD 521 - Research data management (2 credits)

If you are new to collecting data, the way you care for your data can have profound implications on the success of your research. This course provides you with a solid understanding of how to save, describe, preserve and publish your data.

Following good data management practices will help your career by making you more efficient and increasing the visibility and impact of your research. By preserving and sharing your data correctly, you will also contribute to accelerating scientific breakthroughs in your field.


During the course, you will explore topics including data ownership, data organization, data documentation, version control, and data sharing and preservation. You will participate in hands-on sessions introducing you to tools and strategies that will help you make your science more reproducible, like organizing your data in spreadsheets, using programming languages to analyze your data, using Git as a version control software, or depositing data in ScholarsArchive@OSU. At the end of the course, you will have a data management plan for your research.


Taught by Clara Llebot Lorente, Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist for OSU Libraries.