Faculty librarians welcome the opportunity to ease student
transition into the university. To this end, Blackwell Library
encourages Delmarva public or private school instructors to
arrange class visits to the library, so that students may become
familiar with research in an academic setting.
Before contacting the library to schedule a visit, please
read the following policies/procedures:
Library Instruction for Delmarva School
● Most library instruction visits are for high school aged groups.
Visits by younger student
groups may be arranged upon approval by
the Dean of Libraries & Instructional Resources.
● Group visits must be scheduled at least
two weeks in advance
by calling the Library
Instruction Coordinator at 410-548-5972.
● In order to provide adequate access to library resources, and to
facilitate a meaningful
learning experience, groups are limited to a
maximum of 30 students.
Unscheduled visits, by groups of
any size, are not permitted.
● When arranging a group visit, instructors are asked to provide the
● arrival and departure time
● number of students and supervising adults
● topics and/or types of information students will
learning objectives for the visit
supervising adults must accompany and remain with the class
during their visit.
students must abide by the Blackwell Library Computers Use
Policy (posted in the
library) and the
Blackwell Library Code of Conduct.
Library does not use filters on any Internet computer;
therefore, teachers and
other adults accompanying the
group should take responsibility for restricting student
access to Internet sites that
the school, teachers, or parents find objectionable.
University faculty, students and staff have priority in the use
of library facilities,
computers, and materials at all
that are not able to arrive at their scheduled time should
notify the library promptly
by contacting a person at the
Reference Desk at 410-548-5988 or the Circulation Desk at
Instruction Coordinator: Stephen Ford, BL128,
The Library Instruction Coordinator is Stephen Ford,