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Here you'll find tutorials, Open Library Lab workshop schedules, links to tutoring schedules and more.

Library Help Center

Confused?  Overwhelmed?  Just have a simple question?  Welcome to the place where there really is no such thing as a dumb question.  Faculty librarians have a variety of ways to support what you are doing here at NNU.  Whether it's a course, a student project, or just personal curiosity, they are a wealth of knowledge and information.  Studies have shown* that students who have a personal relationship with a librarian and who make use of the writing center and other campus services not only are more likely to graduate, but will graduate with a higher GPA.  So, what are you waiting for?  Check out the many resources available on these pages. 

*Soria, K. M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: New evidence for students' retention and academic success. Portal: Libraries and the Academy13(2), 147-164.

Open Library Labs

  • Open Library Lab Workshop Schedule 
    No RSVP or registration is necessary - just show up.  
    All sessions are held in the Learning Commons Instructional Lab, Room 122

  • Monday evening sessions  6:00 pm. - 8:00 p.m.
    ​January 23,    February 27,   March 13,  and April 24

  • Tuesday daytime sessions  11:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
    January 24,    February 28,   March 14,   and April 25 (11-12 pm)


Open Library Lab times are open to all students, faculty, and employees associated with NNU.  Most labs are 2 hours, but you don't have to stay the whole time.  Drop-in, get your questions answered, get a tour of the library, help with an assignment, or whatever. 

  • Learn fastest way to find peer reviewed, scholarly sources
  • Learn tips and tricks for citing sources
  • Discover sources online and on-the shelf for that unique and challenging assignment
  • Come with your study group
  • Stay as long as you need - 10 minutes, 1 hour, or ?
  • Learn tips and tricks in formatting assignments in MLA, APA, and Turabian