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University Seminar US 1100 Instructor's Guide: Welcome!

This guide is to introduce Alkek Library information and services to US 1100 Instructors.


Welcome US1100 instructors & faculty!

This guide was created for US1100 instructors who want to learn more about resources available to faculty to arrange library instruction sessions for their classes.

Request library instruction sessions for your classes.

Use the link above to access the request form to set up library sessions for your classes. Please schedule instruction at least a week in advance of your preferred session time.

You will receive confirmation of your class session(s) within 24-48 hours. Please contact us if you do not get a response.

Typical instruction sessions include: an introduction to the library's resources, services, and a short tour of the building.  

Important Library Contacts

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following staff.  Their contact information is listed below.

Liz Sisemore
​Learning Commons Librarian

Lorin Flores
Undergraduate Outreach & Instruction Librarian


Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the main floor.

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries, including the following participating libraries.
  • All current Texas State students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for 1 long semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" placed on their records. This will prevent you from registering for classes, obtaining transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Circulation/Reserve Desk at 512.245.3681 or via email.

Ask a Librarian

Use the Ask a Librarian service for questions about library resources, research assignments or other information. We offer chat and text, or you can email your question.

You may also make an online or face-to-face appointment with a subject librarian. Learn more about individual research consultations.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.

Use the online Interlibrary Loan request system ILLiad to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.

Depending on the type of item you're requesting, turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.

If you need help with making an ILL request or have questions about the process, call the ILL office at 512.245.4893.