Library Instruction and Librarian Collaboration Request
Course (ex SOC 104)
Library instruction is most relevant and productive when it accompanies a specific assignment or project.
Please let us know about relevant course or department learning goals and how far along in their assignment your students will be at the time of instruction.
On the date of a library instruction session, your students will have:
Received the assignment/task description/requirements and had the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor
Selected or been assigned topics
Explored background on the topics/preliminary research
Written a draft (Students will bring the draft and/or will bring the research they’ve already compiled)
Which week in the semester would library instruction be most relevant and timely for students?
What do your students need to learn from library instruction?
Are there any students in your class who require special accommodations? If so, please describe.
There are many ways to incorporate a librarian, information literacy, library research, digital media, publishing and more into your course.
What skills or resources would you like students to be introduced to in the instruction? (usually 3 topic max for a 50 minute session)
Generating research topics and keywords
Research question development
Finding sources (ex. academic, popular, primary)
Subject Specific Databases
Popular vs. Scholarly Resources
Evaluating Web Searches
Finding a specific journal/full-text article from a citation
InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
Citation Management Demo
Navigating the Library Web Site
Copyright/Fair Use/Creative Commons
Some additional 50-80 minute Instruction options
HSU Library Basic Introductory Session: 50 minute session includes Using OneSearch, searching a multi-disciplinary databases, and off-campus access. (If you want students to have develop searching skills please plan on dedicating more than 50 minutes)
Archival research instruction (80 minute instruction): How to do archival research in a Special Collections or online. Topics include: definitions and uses of a primary sources, and overview of the Humboldt Room, how to find primary source material online. This session ends with a hands on activity in the Special Collections.
Journal article instruction: 50 minute session which includes discussion of scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, resources from the library for getting one-on-one support with research (LibGuides, Writing Studio, RHD, etc)
Citation Management Software (50 minutes): Basic introduction on using Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks or Zotero to collect and organize citations, generate bibliographies, and export citations from library databases; plus a demonstration on how the product works with Microsoft Word.
College Success/Metaliteracy: 50 minute sessions focusing on skills that will help students be more successful in college including topics like time management, budgeting, reading for college, and more.
Optimizing learning (50 minutes): Introduction to mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy through The Library Brain Booth activities to help with optimizing learning and supporting wellbeing.
Digital Media in the Classroom (50 minutes): Want to take your class project to the next level? Tap into the Digital Media Lab. Workshops can include the usage of video and audio equipment; Camtasia and Audacity production software; Microsoft, Google, and Adobe product suites; website platforms; and more...
Open-Access Resources (50 minutes): Free textbooks and course materials are out there for you and your students. Here’s where to find, how to implement, and even how to create open-access resources.
Copyright, Creative Commons, and Open-Access (50 minutes): Engaging students to create real-world deliverables requires real-world skill sets. This course covers the basics of copyright, fair use, creative commons licensing, and open-access.
Publishing Simplified (50 minutes): Demystifies scholarly publishing by guiding students through topic development, publication opportunities, proposals and submissions, licensing terms, peer-review, and editorial corrections.
Would your students benefit from having a Librarian in your Canvas Course?
CRN for the section(s)
List all if you are offering multiple sections of the same course
Number of students expected for face-to-face instruction
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