The Teaching, Learning, and Research Support (TLRS) librarians engage in Information Literacy Instruction in multiple modalities in order to encourage and inspire lifelong learning.

Philosophy Statement

The Occidental Library Information Literacy Program is committed to empowering Oxy students, faculty, and staff to engage critically with information and challenging them to consider their role as information consumers and creators.  TLRS librarians provide education to help them effectively locate, interrogate, apply, and ethically use information in their academic, professional, and personal lives to further the advancement of knowledge for our global community.

We provide:

Information Literacy Instruction
  • Tailored library instruction to the course assignment
  • Asynchronous research and database  tutorials
  • Assignment and course design to embed information literacy
Research Help
  • One-on-one research consultations
  • Chat with a librarian (no appointment needed)
  • Curated research guides by subject
  • Group consultations available
Academic Technology Support
  • Align digital technologies with pedagogical and scholarly needs
  • Use Adobe Creative Suite, Omeka, and Tableau to advance pedagogy and research objectives



Sarah Parramore
Director of TLRS

Samantha Hilton
First-Year, Transfer, & Student Success Librarian

Kathleen Makarewicz
Science Librarian

Kristin Peace
Social Sciences & Data Literacy Librarian

Erin Sulla
Arts & Humanities Librarian



Contact the Library
Academic Commons

Mary Norton Clapp Library
1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041