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Library Instruction, Workshops, & Tours


For specific instruction-related questions, contact the NGL Instruction Librarian at, the subject librarian for your discipline, or "Ask a Librarian".

Ask a Librarian

During normal library hours, research help is available via chat, text, email, or by phone.

 Chat: /askalibrarian/

  Text/SMS: 936-229-3764


 Call: 936-294-1614


Library Instruction

The Newton Gresham Library's instruction program contributes to student success utilizing active learning strategies through a variety of instruction modalities, such as guest lectures, workshops, virtual learning, course integrations, and course-embedded librarians. 

We provide students and faculty with instruction on developing information literacy and research skills, developing appropriate lines of inquiry, source selection, search strategies, professional and scholarly communication, as well as a discipline-specific focus, all of which works best when connected to an assignment.

Librarians can deliver instruction in a library instructional space, in a faculty member's regular classroom, or virtually. The are also adept at developing instructional materials to support classes, as an embedded librarian, through custom course resources and guides, and tutorials.

To request a librarian for your course, complete our Library Instruction Request Form at least 2 weeks in advance:

 Library Instruction
Request Form
 NGLI 1101 


NGL offers special-topic workshops as the need arrives.  Topics can cover subject or discipline specific resources, special topics, citation managers (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote, etc.), and more.

Similarly, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides workshops to support all SHSU scholars.

Please submit the workshop request at least 3 weeks in advance.

Request a
Comm Workshops
 UG Research

Library Tours

Tours of the Library, in whole or part, can be scheduled by request at least 2 weeks in advance

If you are interested in a tour of Special Collection / Archives or the Music Listening Room, please use the appropriate link below:

Special Collections Information  •  Music Listening Room Information

a Tour

Library Instructional Spaces

NGL has a variety of spaces for student study, research, and collaboration.  In addition to these, there is a limited amount of space for instruction.  The NGL 225 & NGL 226 instructional spaces are reserved for instruction provided by and through NGL librarians, training for SHSU faculty and staff, and other instructional events arranged by and through the NGL librarians.  NGL 106 & NGL 110 are managed by the Academic Success Center for its distinct instructional and academic support purposes. 

Interested in a library space?  Please visit the appropriate link below.

 Reserve a
Study Room
Library Instruction Rooms
 NGL 225 & NGL 226 
ASC Rooms
 NGL 106 & NGL 110 
Info on SHSU
Computer Labs


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