The JCC Library staff welcome the opportunity to partner with our faculty in providing specialized library-related instruction. Our classes are developed with four goals in mind.
To help students:
1) Become critical thinkers
2) Develop more efficient information-seeking and retrieval habits
3) Evaluate information effectively
4) Acquire the skills necessary to become life-long learners
Regardless of course level, students will always benefit from a library instruction.For example, what we teach in a library instruction for an ENG 101 is very different from what we teach in a Business, Chemistry or History course.
If your course has a research component of any kind, we highly recommend that you contact us about scheduling a library instruction. Our librarians are more than happy to work with faculty to tailor the instruction to meet the specific needs of the class.
Formats to consider:
1) Basic one-shot - a 40 to 50 minute session providing an overview of some of the more critical resources and research skills. Appropriate for upper level courses where students have likely already had a library instruction in ENG 101, the research component is discipline specific (history, nursing, psychology, etc) or when faculty just feel pressed for time.
2) Two sessions - recommended especially in lower level courses such as ENG 101 where students have very little experience with conducting research for academic purposes and tend to be very unfamiliar with library resources in general.
In order to ensure the best library instruction session for your students, we require the following:
We also recommend the following:
Below is a menu of content that can be included in a library instruction class.
Basic One-shot Instruction