While working with students at the Reference Desk, librarians have the opportunity to observe how they approach the research process and the successes and pitfalls they experience as they attempt to do research in the library.
Students often do not know:
Students often believe that all of the information they need can be found on the Internet.
Librarians work with students one-to-one to teach them research skills, but group instruction:
Possible topics that can be covered during library instruction are:
Librarians can assist faculty by:
Complete the Library Instruction Request Form or contact Mary Beth Connor at x8332 at least one week prior to the instruction date so that she can schedule a librarian to teach your class. Preparation time is essential in order for the instruction to be tailored to your individual needs.
The assigned librarian will conduct an informational interview with you in order to learn more about your course, assignment, students, and expectations.
With enough advance notice, a research guide (LibGuide) can be developed specifically for your course or assignment.
Consider asking your students to complete one or more of the Library Tutorials in preparation for a specific assignment that will require research skills and knowledge of the resources and services available through the library.