About Library Instruction
Librarians help students succeed and save valuable time by channeling their information questions to the correct source. Students learn how to think critically about where information comes from and how to determine what information is worth using and what should be discarded.
Examples of Classes Offered
Welcome to the Library
A basic overview of the library, customized for your program. Examples: Tour of the online library, meet your librarian, find an item.
For example, planning your search, using library databases, and/or advanced Google skills.
Critical thinking skills about sources students have found. For example, the CAPOW and RADAR methods.
For example, avoid plagiarism, ethical use of sources, references and citations, APA, reference tools.
Getting an Item
Learn how to find the full text for an article, book, etc. May include the Library’s Interlibrary Loans service.
Distance and Online Delivery
- Librarians deliver both synchronous and asynchronous instruction
- Librarians will create materials for Brightspace, for example, activities, videos, handouts.
- Interested in open textbooks, etc.? Request an information search
- Librarians will develop activities for Brightspace, like evaluating a website or a citation exercise
- Have a librarian in your class to answer questions or to help with a work period
Faculty Development Classes
Book a Librarian
Students can book time with their instruction librarian to get follow-up and individualized instruction.