The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching & Learning

Librarian Ellen Lutz teaching in a Team-Based-Learning Classroom

The UMass Libraries supports students' development of research skills in an increasingly information-saturated world.

Core research skills are essential for critical and reflective thinking and lifelong learning. These skills lead to utilizing appropriate resources, synthesizing  and analyzing information and identifying opportunities for new research and innovation.

UMass librarians collaborate with instructors to develop a curriculum that meets the subject specific needs of the students and addresses the key concepts in the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.

Librarians can provide lessons, resources, and instructional design assistance to make sure that students learn how to: 

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For questions on how we can assist with your instruction needs, please contact your subject-specific instruction librarian to find out how to get started.