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Embedded Academic Support

Embedded Academic Support is a way for the Library and Writing Center to work directly with students in specific classes to improve writing and research skills. To achieve this goal, we use:

  • in-class sessions and peer-review
  • Moodle discussion forums
  • online/digital resources

to guide students throughout the course. This interaction allows us to bring our expertise to individual student projects and provide continuous feedback throughout the writing and research process. 


If you are interested in incorporating Embedded Academic Support into your class, submit a request to meet with the Director of the Writing Center, Sam Meyer, and Instruction and Learning Services Librarian, Tessa Withorn. The form will provide a more detailed overview of our services and ask for relevant information about the course. 


Request Embedded Academic Support

Library Instruction

The Library Instruction Program at Spalding University Library seeks to empower students to discover, use, and create information, data, and scholarship in today’s complex digital environment by providing effective, engaging, and embedded learning services.

These services include:

  • individual research assistance
  • in-class or hybrid instruction sessions
  • online tutorials
  • assignment design

based on information literacy outcomes that can be integrated into any course context based on student and faculty needs.

The Library Instruction Program also seeks to support the mission of the University in meeting the needs of the time and promoting peace and justice by working with students and faculty to co-investigate the political, social, and economic dimensions of information, including its creation, access, and use. This critical approach to information literacy uses teaching methods that uncover systems of oppression and identify opportunities to act upon them.

Request a Library Instruction Consultation or Session

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are print and media resources that instructors request to be set aside at the circulation desk on the 1st floor for student use throughout the duration of a course.

  • Reserves are categorized by the last name of the instructor.
  • Materials are used in the library only for a given amount of time, usually 2-4 hours. 
  • Students must show their ID in order to borrow materials.
  • Copyright laws for print and non-print materials apply (see our Course Reverses Copyright Policy)
  • For more information, contact Brandi Duggins (, Access Services Librarian.

Course Reserves Request Form