User Education


The David & Lorraine Cheng Library is a leader in information literacy training for William Paterson University.  From providing course-related instruction and custom workshops, to the creation of online resources and virtual instruction, we seek to meet the information needs of students at all research levels.

Each year, librarians provide over 300 customized instructional sessions, helping students understand the importance of quality research, while teaching them to effectively use library resources and services. 

Upon request, librarians can customize sessions to meet the needs of a specific assignment or provide an overview of library resources relevant to your 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. 

We also offer support for online and hybrid courses, through virtual instruction sessions, on demand video help, and the creation of video Tutorials.

If you would like to schedule a session or are interested in virtual instruction alternatives, you may submit an Instruction Request Form or contact Leah Zamora (; 973-720-2663) for assistance.

If you have any further questions, we are happy to work with you to ensure that we support the needs of your students.

Cara Berg
Co-Coordinator of User Education

Tony Joachim
Co-Coordinator of User Education