Librarians schedule sessions for specific classes based on faculty requests. During these sessions, librarians discuss resources pertinent to a specific assignment. Topics can include online research databases, the research process, and subject-specific collections and research skills.
Classes may be conducted in the library for classes of 12 or fewer students, in your classroom, or in a campus computer classroom, whichever is most appropriate. Sessions can include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and/or discussions.
Please request sessions at least two weeks in advance to allow librarians appropriate time to prepare. We request that the faculty member be present and participate in the sessions to emphasize the importance of this learning and research process.
Course-integrated library instruction provides an opportunity for faculty and librarians to develop an intensive research component for a class. Librarians typically present 3-4 in-class workshops of flexible length on topics related to research. In conjunction with the lectures, librarians structure one or more library related assignments to illustrate the various stages of the research process. Librarians are especially willing to work with a faculty-designed assignment (e.g. a research paper or annotated source list) and develop related exercises that support and assess students' research strategies as they complete such an assignment. There are many possibilities for developing such a class and we would be very glad to talk to you more about it.
To Schedule a Session
We prefer a two week notice for scheduling all sessions. Contact your Subject Librarian to schedule a session. You may also contact Erica Coe, Head, Instruction Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 692-4651 to arrange a session or if you have any questions.
Please provide the following information in your email:
- Instructor's Name
- Campus Phone
- Email Address
- Course Number & Name
- Number of Students
- Preferred Date & Time
- Alternate Date & Time
- Maximum Length of Session
- Description of Session Desired