Library Instruction Requests
Please observe these guidelines when requesting library research instruction for your students.
A minimum of two week's notice is required. Contacting your liaison librarian when you are constructing your syllabus is a good approach.
Ideally, each session is assignment-driven, and is guided by appropriate and well-articulated information literacy learning outcomes. Please consult with your program director, Assessment Advocate, librarian liaison or Jordana Shane if you need help determining appropriate information literacy learning outcomes for your assignment.
Every effort is made to provide a hands-on learning experience for your students, either in your wireless classroom, the Library Instruction Space or elsewhere in the library building, or in a Search Hall computer lab.
Unless directly associated with a graded assignment, library tours alone are not sufficient or effective methods of delivering research-oriented instruction. Please work with your librarian liaison to build location and access components into your graded assignments.
Faculty reinforcement of what is learned in the session will help the students to transfer their skills and knowledge to other courses and to other instances when information is needed to solve a problem.
The timing of the session is important.
Instruction that is offered too far in advance might be forgotten by the time it needs to be applied. Research sessions too close to the due date don't provide enough time for students to explore, organize, and synthesize the information they find.
Sufficient notice allows for better collaboration
The instructor's presence is required
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