University of Texas at Arlington

Services for K12

Schedule a Visit

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UT Arlington Library is committed to connecting with our community and helping K12 students prepare for the transition from high school to college. Our goal is to promote the library as a tool for academic success and help our users become lifelong learners by offering tours and instruction sessions.

The Library offers tours as a way to decrease students' confusion with the library and to show services available to students. Tours may be combined with instruction or taken on their own.

We are more than happy to visit your school if a class trip to the UT Arlington campus is not feasible.  We can assist with career days, instruction sessions, or outreach between your organization and the Libraries' FabLab.

To bring a class for a tour or instruction session, please contact Librarian Marquel Anteola at least three weeks in advance of your visit.  You may also contact her to schedule a one-on-one consultation or a visit to your school or organization.

Courses Offered

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The library offers opportunities for students to use our research resources or to tour the building and experience how college libraries are different from their school or public libraries.  Instruction sessions are taught by librarians and typically last two hours. Instruction curriculum includes:

  • When to use books versus articles
  • How to use the Library's catalog
  • How to locate books on the shelf
  • Which databases are suitable for their needs
  • How to access and use those databases

The librarian leaves time at the end of the session for the students to conduct research and is available to answer questions or assist with finding information.  If there is content you would like us to teach to your class, contact Marquel Anteola to see about creating a custom course.

Resources

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All of the Libraries' resources and collections are available for visiting teachers to use.  The following list contains resources that may be of particular interest to K-12 teachers.  The online resources may be freely accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and used in the classroom.

 

  • Library Catalog - Allows users to find relevant books and journals on any topic. Please note that e-books cannot be viewed from outside the library unless you are a UT Arlington student or employee.

 

  • Subject Guides - A tool to assist students working on extended essays or other research papers by listing relevant databases and resources. Databases may only be accessed within the Library.

 

  • Reading Resources Collection - Reading Resources gathers materials to support the teacher preparation curricula offered by the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the children’s and young adult literature courses offered by the English Department. Fiction and nonfiction books written for children and young adults along with representative samples of K-12 textbooks currently approved for use in Texas schools are included.