Requests are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Classes can be scheduled at any time during the semester. Contacting us at least 2 weeks in advance will help us prepare the most effective presentation and will greatly improve your scheduling options.
Giving adequate notice that you need library instruction for your class will ensure that:
1. A library classroom is available.
2. The subject-specialist librarian is available to teach.
3. The librarian has time to prepare and tailor the session to your class and/or assignment.
When you request information literacy instruction for your students you can expect your information literacy librarian to use scaffolding and flipped learning models. Particularly, our scaffolded approach is a three-step model which consists of the following:
Step 1. Pre-Information Literacy Class
Step 2. The Information Literacy Class
(1) reinforce the pre-class material in the tutorial and the quiz;
(2) introduce new advanced research skills and strategies; and
(3) provide a small amount of time for hands-on IL activities and conducting research.
Step 3. The Post-Information Literacy Class
Your students (and the librarian) will appreciate your being there for the library instruction session. The students need to hear from you about the assignment, the resources, and your experiences with finding and using information in the context of your course and discipline. They are likely to have questions about the assignment that only you can answer. Your attitude towards the session will greatly influence your students’ attitudes.
As much information as possible that you can give us about the assignment—
–will help us with our presentation. Please send a copy of your assignment to the librarian prior to the instruction session and plan to spend some time discussing your course and assignment goals.