What is Library Instruction?
Our library instruction sessions help students learn to use information efficiently and ethically. We can tailor our classes to a subject area, course or specific assignment. Just let us know what you need! We are dedicated to helping students become independent, life-long learners.
- Meet Your Librarian!
Library instruction classes allow students to establish personal relationships with their subject librarian. Students are much more likely to approach a librarian for help later in the semester once they have met in a classroom setting.
- Library Introduction
Students, particularly freshmen, who may not have visited the library in person yet or have not used a college library before can get an overview of library policies and resources.
- Locating Subject Specific Books and Articles
We go over how to locate the area in the library where they will find print resources on their topic. We will point out which databases and journals are suited to their assignment or subject and how to access them from home.
- Research Strategies and Tips
Even though todays students are adept at texting and googling there is often a knowledge gap when it comes to how to efficiently search a library collection or research database. We go over keyword and subject searching, applying filters and boolean searches.
- Web Research
We cover the differences between library resources and resources on the open web. Students learn how to evaluate the quality of online information.
- Citation Help
We make sure students are aware of plagiarism and its consequences. Then we go over correct citation styles and formatting for a works cited page.
Schedule a Library Instruction Class
To schedule an instruction session contact your subject librarian or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ACADEMIC PROGRAM||SUBJECT LIBRARIAN|
|Computer Science / IT||Alex Kustanovich|
|Exercise Science/Health Ed.||Mei Lam|
|Foreign Languages||Miyo Sandlin|
|Media Studies||Alex Kustanovich|
|Political Science||Mona Wasserman|
|Public Health||Miyo Sandlin|
|Science Ed./Envir. Studies||Mona Wasserman|
|Women's Studies||Mei Lam|