User Education

Welcome to the homepage of the David and Lorraine Cheng Library’s User Education program. This unit of the Library’s Access & Information Services supports the William Paterson community by providing course-related instruction, workshops, tours and other programs which raise student, faculty and staff awareness and use of library resources.

More than 300 library instruction sessions are conducted by Cheng Librarians each year, helping students learn how to access the numerous online and print resources that are part of the Library collection. Upon request, librarians can customize sessions to meet the needs of a specific assignment or provide an overview of library resources relevant to the discipline. Sessions are primarily held in the Library’s instruction classroom that is equipped with 22 computers and provides students with the opportunity to work hands on with library resources. If your class meets in a computer lab or a smart classroom, arrangements can also be made to have a librarian visit your class and provide instruction. 

If you would like to schedule a session, you may submit an Instruction Request Form. You may also contact Leah Zamora at or by phone at 973-720-2663. You will be contacted once a librarian is assigned to teach the class and your preferred date and time are confirmed. We consider library instruction a collaborative effort between the professor and librarian and your presence is required during the class presentation. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at extension 3189 or by email at

Have a great semester!

Cara Berg 
Reference Librarian/Coordinator User Education