To schedule a Library Instruction session, please contact Research Support Services.
Sessions may include:
We can hold sessions here at the library, in your classroom, or online.
Don't want to take time from your classes?
Have your students meet with a librarian one-on-one instead!
Students make appointments with a librarian for a given assignment, and ask the questions THEY want to know the answers to!
Depending on the research assignment and student skill level, the structure of a library instruction session may vary. Here are examples of sessions we've recently taught:
|20 minutes||Demo of where to search for information written by or about a philosopher of choice|
|ENG130||1 full class period||For what may be a student's first college research paper, an interactive library session moving from research topic formation to search strategy, and exploration of general library databases to access research materials|
|MKT322||1 full class period||Assuming some previous library research experience, session organized around in-depth exploration of specialized resources for a research project|
|PSY225||2 full class periods||For a research methods class: 1st session providing instruction and learning activities in specialized resources; 2nd session providing independent research time for students with professor and librarian support|
You can access the data from this project here:
Head, Alison J., DeFrain, Erica L., Hostetler, Kirsten. (October 16, 2018). News Study Dataset. Project Information Literacy. [Data file]. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.17760/D20293517
Research Instruction Session Pre-Session Survey Results 2015-2016