Marriott Library Teaching Guidelines

This page presents guidelines intended to assist librarians teaching in first-year and undergraduate and graduate courses within their liaison areas at Marriott Library. The guidelines below were developed by combining the University of Utah's Quality Course Framework (QCF) with Marriott Library's Core Teaching Values. To engage more broadly with the larger conversation on information literacy, the Marriott Library's Four Core Student Library Learning Outcomes have been aligned to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. The guidelines were initiated in the Education Services department of Marriott Library and their creation was led by Donna Ziegenfuss and Amy Brunvand. After minor revisions, the guidelines were adopted by Library Council on June 21, 2017.


As Teaching Librarians We Value:


At Marriott Library, our teaching values are reflected in our four Core Student Library Learning Outcomes:

1. Engage in the research process and construct knowledge by:

2. Demonstrate effective information seeking skills for locating, selecting, retrieving and evaluating information by:

3. Synthesize and communicate information and sources in a variety of formats both written and oral by:

4. Exhibit dispositions of a researcher and confidence to apply research knowledge to new problems and situations by:


How the Marriott Library Student Learning Core Outcomes Align to the new ACRL Frames:

ACRL Frames Alignment


The Teaching Guidelines Matrix aligns Marriott Library Core Teaching Values and the QCF. In addition to aligning teaching to the Marriott Library Student Learning Outcomes and ACRL Framework, as a teaching librarians, we will:

Teaching Matrix 2

Teaching Matrix 3