Information literacy & research instruction and support
*Computer SkillsNotice your students needing help with computers? The library is hoping to offer regular workshops for students to attend to help them refresh their ability to email attachments, use D2L, create presentations, or other topics as desired.
Please consider taking our survey to help us judge what topics are most needed!
Integrating the Library Into Your Classes
- Schedule a library instruction session: Bring your class to the library (or we'll come to you!) for all or part of the class period for everything from a basic orientation tour to research instruction. The instruction lab (12.835) can also be reserved to allow your students in-class research time, but priority is given to those classes needing instruction. Note: instruction lab contains 24 computers.
- Teaching online? You can add a librarian to your D2L class!
- In your class in D2L, go to the Support tab, then User Access.
- Choose "Add an Instructor or Observer to Your Section." (Pictured at right.)
- Complete the short form to authorize the addition. Note that there is a Librarian role in the list to choose from.
- Your students will be able to reach their librarian easily through D2L when they have questions about research.
Librarians can help your students
- Reduce their anxiety about a research project
- Narrow down a topic
- Form a research question
- Locate reputable, credible, scholarly sources
- Evaluate information
- Use the databases to locate scholarly articles & other materials
- Write citations
- and more - just talk to us!
"74%" statistic taken from the Dec. 2013 PIL report "How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College" (pdf)
Learn more about Project Information Literacy and its findings about early adult research habits at ProjectInfoLit.org.