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Library Instruction in Courses

Librarians tailor instruction sessions to meet your course assignment outcomes and develop students’ information literacy competencies.  Our instruction is also informed by six key concepts in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education from the Association of College & Research Libraries.  

Sessions are available in library instruction space (24 seats maximum), your classroom, or remotely via Zoom/CatCourses. Note: For fall 2020, instruction sessions will be available via Zoom.

To allow library instructors time to schedule and plan a lesson for your class, please request sessions two weeks in advance of your preferred date. 

We look forward to working with you and recommend the following best practices for information literacy instruction. 

Information literacy instruction will be most effective when

  • the session is connected to a specific research assignment which students have started to actively work on prior to the session date.
  • librarians become familiar with the course context through reviewing course syllabus & assignment details and communicating & collaborating with instructors.
  • the session is focused on a limited number of learning outcomes avoiding cognitive overload and allowing time to practice concepts.
  • students prepare for the library session through targeted pre-activities to review or introduce key concepts.

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