Assigning a paper that requires library resources?
Want your students to understand search strategies?
Do your students need help with citation styles?
Concerned about your students ability to find and evaluate information?
With the pandemic moving all instruction to virtual methods in for most of 2020 and 2021, there are now a variety of modes of library instruction available.
We can mix a variety of instruction methods for your class(es), including:
When considering library instruction for your course(s), feel free to mix and match from the following options with your library liaison:
For First Year Seminar Courses, please use the following equation when picking from the options below:
A traditional tour of North Hall Library led by a librarian
A pre-recorded tour with closed captioning in English. By fall 2021, we will also have captioning in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.
Self-Led QR Code-Based Video Tour
Students can follow QR codes and go on a self-led tour with checkpoints that provide video tour snippets.
Library Escape Room
New for fall 2022: students can "escape the library" by completing a worksheet and following clues around the building to learn more about the library.
[all instruction sessions are designed in consultation with the course instructor and are tied to the Learning Outcomes for Library Instruction adopted in spring 2021]
Your library liaison will come and give an in-person session in your classroom OR in the Library's classroom, depending on class size and social distancing standards
For introductory level courses (1000 and 2000 level), librarians can talk about topics like:
resources available through the Library
general search methods
crafting a research question/thesis
broadening or narrowing topics
For upper level courses (3000 and 4000 level courses), librarians can talk about any of the topics available in the list above, plus topics like these possibilities:
Subject specific resources, through the library and online outside of databases
Advanced search tips
Citation management tools to make life easier, like Zotero
The possibility of presenting or publishing on their work
Bonus Option 1: Gamified Elements
Your library liaison can come and give an in-person session in your classroom using either:
Bonus Option 2: Workshops
To supplement a full library instruction session tailored to your course, you can also recommend or share the following workshop options with your students:
New for Fall 2021. As part of the Rainbow of Research Skills Series, each workshop attended will earn the student a certificate and corresponding workshop button. This is a year-round series with additional options in spring. Each workshop lasts 50-60 minutes.
Along with these options, you can also try:
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