The Briarcliffe College Library offers comprehensive Information Literacy instruction sessions. These workshops offer students valuable hands-on training on how to access, use and evaluate information resources. They are a valuable supplement to courses such as Collegiate Learning to specific courses in all subject areas. Potential topics for instruction include:
How to use the CECybrary
Overview on using the library
How to find journal articles
How to use e-books
Evaluating information sources
Faculty who are interested in scheduling an Information Literacy session for a class at any Briarcliffe campus library should first inquire with a librarian about the availability of the date(s) and time(s) for the Information Literacy session. Librarians can be reached at 516.918.3627 (Bethpage and Queens) or 631.730.2006 (Patchogue) or via email: Library@bcl.edu. A minimum of a week's notice is required for instruction requests.
An Information Literacy Workshop request form is available at all libraries and online. This form must be completed and submitted in person, via email to the Library staff, or electronically. A Library staff member will respond and confirm the appointment.
Students learn best when the class instructor is present for these information literacy instruction. Therefore, it is expected that the instructor will remain with the class for the duration of the workshop.