Alumni Instruction & Outreach

Instruction at Lewis Library

Alumni may contact Lorraine Sheldon, Outreach Librarian (, 817-735-5125), to make an appointment for instruction in the use of our resources. You may also request a re-orientation session to learn about the current resources we offer.

Off-Campus Instruction

Obtain research assistance or instruction remotely by calling the Research Services Office (817-735-2070) or by using the Ask Us form.

Continuing Education & Outreach

  • We provide continuing education classes and outreach services to Health Science Center alumni and other health professionals in the Fort Worth area.
  • Under the guidelines of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, we function as the Medical and Health Resource Library for twenty-four Texas counties west of Fort Worth.
  • We have state-wide responsibility to serve as the primary information resource for all of the Doctors of Osteopathy and osteopathic facilities in Texas.
  • Services may be offered on campus or at your institution. Contact Lorraine Sheldon (, 817-735-5125) to arrange a class.

Professional Education Classes

  • Courses describing effective database searching techniques.
  • Instruction in the use of research tools for Allied Health Professionals.
  • On-demand courses tailored to the research interests of specific professions (e.g., Internal Medicine, Oncology Nursing, Statistic Resources for Public Health Practitioners).   

Consumer Health Education

  • Lectures describing Health Information Tools for the Consumer.
  • Exhibits and booths at local Health Fairs.

National Library of Medicine Resource Classes

  • Librarians teach classes in the use of National Library of Medicine databases and resources.
  • Nurses may receive CNE credit for attendance. Examples of classes that may be offered: Introduction to PubMed Searching, Consumer Health Resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Promote National Library of Medicine Services

  • Provide Alumni with information describing NLM Educational Fellowships and Grants.
  • Assist Alumni in identifying NLM grant and research funding opportunities.