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Faculty Resources for Rhetorical Arts

Request Library Instruction

Update: January 22, 2024

If you need to request or change your instruction, please email Samantha or Elisa directly. 


  • January - completely booked
  • February - early February is heavily booked, many open dates mid- and late-February
  • March - many open dates
  • April -  the first two weeks are open


Questions? Contact:

Samantha Blanco, Reference and Instruction Assistant, at 

Elisa Acosta, Liaison Librarian for Rhetorical Arts, at

When Should I Request Library Instruction?

If you are following the Common Syllabus then the best time to request library instruction is sometime during week 2-10.  Library instruction usually takes a whole class period (50-60 minutes depending on the length of your class).

Why do I have to bring my class to the library for instruction?

Short Answer:  It's required!

Long Answer:  The course criteria for Rhetorical Arts was voted on and approved by LMU faculty.  The course criteria for Rhetorical Arts states, "Assign at least 10% of the final course grade on the basis of information literacy with a librarian-led workshop and one or more course-integrated assignments."

Rhetorical Arts Criteria 2012    


Questions? Comments? Contact:

Elisa Acosta, Reference & Instruction Librarian for Education (and current Liaison to the Rhetorical Arts Program) at

Samantha Blanco, Reference Assistant, at