Instruction Sessions

Faculty may arrange for a librarian to meet with their class to provide an instruction session on how to find and use resources that will be useful for projects in the course. This type of "course-integrated" instruction is typically quite useful because the instruction occurs at the time that students need it, and relates that instruction to projects or assignments in the course.

Instruction sessions might cover the use of any of a range of library research and digital scholarship tools, as well as teach information practices as reflected in the Association of College & Research Library's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Examples of topics for instruction sessions offered in the past include:

  • Catalog searching for books in the Children’s Literature collection.
  • Creating digital text analysis dashboards with Voyant Tools.
  • Finding and using subject-specific databases for Marketing research.
  • Getting started with ArcGIS Storymaps, including locating freely-available GIS data for maps.
  • Identifying key voices and forms of authority in research for social services settings.

Faculty should contact Nick Faulk with more information about their class, the content they would like to see covered, and their preferred date of the session (please provide at least one-week advance notice).