Great Books for Black History Month

Africana Studies Librarian and Professor James Tasato Mellone has curated a special display of important works on African-American history and culture. Check them out on Level 3, near the Research Office, and bring one home!

The Library has extensive collections in African-American studies. You can learn more about what’s available by visiting the Research Office, consulting the Africana Studies Guide, or contacting Prof. Mellone at

Instructional Services

Rosenthal Library 339


The Instructional Services Program provides a variety of instructional opportunities to assist Queens College students and faculty in locating, using and evaluating information effectively.

This form is to be used by instructors to schedule library instruction sessions.

To request instruction, please complete this form:


A calendar of library instruction sessions is available for consultation. We ask that Queens College faculty please read our guidelines on scheduling a library session for your class.

LIBR 100

The Library Faculty instructors teach every semester an undergraduate, 8 week, 1-credit elective course called LIBR 100: Information Literacy. Students learn to access and retrieve information using a variety of print and electronic resources.

LIBR 170

The Library department will offer this 3-credit course once every spring, semester called LIBR 170: Writing and Library Research Methods. It fulfills the College Writing 2 requirement. The topic will change each time.

Instructional Services Office (RO 339) is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Requests for Librarian-Led Instruction

Faculty interested in librarian-led instruction for their courses may contact Instructional Services or the appropriate subject specialist. Requests for English 110 classes should be made through the Instructional Services office.

When requesting librarian-led instruction, please contact us at least two weeks beforehand. You will need to provide information about your class, including: its department and number (e.g. English 110), dates requested, and the number of students in your class. The librarian working with your class will request a copy of your syllabus and information about students’ current assignment, so please be ready to share this information.