Virtual Instructional Services

For questions about instruction scheduling, contact Instructional Services, Christine Marrero ( and Mary Santora (

While the Library buildings are currently closed, the Library continues to provide services, including instructional services. We will keep this space updated as the situation develops.

For more information on the Library’s services during this outbreak, please see our Coronavirus guide. You can also check the Library FAQs!

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

Three forms of library instruction can be requested using the forms on this page:

  • Library instruction sessions for your class (requested by instructors)
  • One-on-one research assistance for students
  • One-on-one digital skills training for faculty (but check Keep Teaching at QC first to see if the Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a workshop)

Instruction Request for Your Class

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

When requesting librarian-led instruction, please contact us at least one week 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.

Please note that while special exceptions may be made in consultation with a subject-area specialist, the Library follows the Center for Teaching and Learning in advocating for asynchronous online sessions to ensure educational equity for all students. All English 110 instruction sessions will be conducted asynchronously.

One-on-One Research Assistance Request

Students may request an appointment for one-on-one research assistance using the form below. For immediate assistance or to ask a simple question, students may prefer to Ask Us via chat or email.

Digital Skills Faculty Training Request

Faculty may request one-on-one assistance with certain digital tools and platforms used for teaching and research. For more information on what library resources are available to support digital scholarship, see the Digital Scholarship Research Guide. Training in Blackboard, Google Classroom, and general pedagogy is available through the Center for Teaching and Learning.