Teaching and SMU Libraries

Our mission is to support the teaching, learning, and research goals of the university by empowering all students to become lifelong learners with the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information knowledgeably and ethically. To achieve this mission, librarians collaborate with faculty and provide customized, student-centered instruction and research support.


About Information Literacy

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. - Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Class Instruction

Online Learning

  • Course modules for research and information literacy.
  • Embed your librarian in your Canvas courses.
  • Research Guides have subject-specific resources curated by your librarian. Course guides are available by request and can be automatically integrated into Canvas.

Assignment Design

Work with your librarian to create effective assignments and assessments that enhance students’ information literacy skills.

Course Materials and Resources

Find up-to-date information about accessing course materials and resources.


Attend one of our scheduled workshops or request a workshop for your class or study group. For many workshops, participants can choose to attend in-person or online.