About Library Instruction / Information Literacy Sessions
To set up a session, contact the subject liaison to your department: Subject Librarians
If you are teaching a General Ed course to first year students, a librarian will contact you.
Library instruction sessions are customized to your teaching goals and the research needs of the students. Hands-on instruction is one of the best ways to help students learn.
Librarian subject specialists help students locate resources relevant to their assignment and provide time for student hands-on learning.
First Year students all learn the same basic library skills as part of the FYII: First Year Instruction Initiative. Additionally all library sessions can include:
- Advanced database searching in subject specific databases, e.g. American: History and Life, JSTOR, ERIC, CQ Researcher.
- Advanced Keyword and Subject Searching and navigating complex research resources using controlled vocabulary.
- Finding Peer Review and Scholarly Articles and explaining the peer review process.
- We prefer that classes are brought to the library after the first week of the semester.
- Provide the librarian with your session objectives and with a copy of the class assignment.
- Be sure students have chosen their assignment topics and the session is close to the time the assignment is due.
- Accompany your class to the Library.