Library Instruction for Your Class
Where Are Library Instruction Classes Taught?
Classes are generally taught in the Seminar Room on the second floor of the Library (Room 258), based on availability. We will notify you of the class location if the Seminar Room is unavailable. Classes can also be taught in classrooms or departmental labs that have suitable facilities for library instruction.
What Are the Components of a Class?
- An overview of relevant electronic and print library resources.
- Search strategies using the online catalog and electronic databases.
- How to find and locate books, journal articles & and Internet resources.
- How to critically evaluate search tools and resources.
- When appropriate, how to use specialized resources, such as document delivery, university archival resources, government documents, etc.
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- Please request your library instruction course at least two weeks prior to when you would like to schedule it, to allow for preparation of materials for the course. During peak times, such as the beginning of the semester, you should keep several alternative dates open.
- Instructional sessions are most effective when done in conjunction with a specific assignment that will give students the opportunity to integrate library research with course instruction.
- The involvement of faculty in the planning and teaching of a library session is critical to the success of library instruction. Students are more attentive when the instructor actively participates in the session.
Requesting a Library Instruction Class
- Request your class at least two weeks in advance; please provide alternate dates in case we are already booked.
- Remember, do not announce the library instruction session to your class until we have confirmed it with you.
- Use our online form to schedule a class, or call (336.285.4185) or visit us during reference hours.