Library Instruction Services
One Shot Sessions
- Tailored to your course/assignment
- Available throughout the semester
- In the library (up to 24 students) with laptops
- In your classroom
- Faculty are encouraged to be present during instruction
- Schedule an Instruction Session
- Workshops take place outside of your class time
- Workshops available for RefWorks, Super Google, etc.
- Suggest or schedule a workshop for your class at email@example.com
- Library-scheduled workshops are listed at News & Events
- One-on-one sessions with a librarian
- Targeted help for assignments or research on a specific topic
- Usually 30-45 minutes long
- Faculty can recommend or require for their students
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the assignment when requiring students to attend an Research Consultation.
- Schedule a Research Consultation
- Work with a librarian to develop course research assignments
- Allows librarians to better assist students with research
- Ensures that needed resources are identified and available for students
Contact us at email@example.com to arrange an assignment review
Library Instruction & the Writing Program
- Librarians and Writing Program faculty collaborate to teach and promote information literacy
- The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has published Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
An individual with high information fluency is one who can:
- determine how much information is required.
- access that information in an effective and efficient manner.
- evaluate the information critically.
- incorporate this information into existing knowledge.
- access and use information ethically. (ACRL, Information Literacy Competency Standards pgs. 2-3)
ACRL Standards/Topics frequently taught through library instruction:
- Distinguishing between popular and scholarly materials (1.2.e)
- Evaluating sources (3.2.a)
- Avoiding plagiarism (5.2.f)
- Using Refworks to manage research and create bibliographies (2.5.e)
- Finding a specific type of material e.g. blog entries, images, reference materials (2.3.a)
- Searching in a specific database (directed by the type of material needed), examples include Academic Search Complete, Newsbank: Access World News and the Literature Resource Center (2.2.e & 2.3.a)