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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

9:45 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

RD 90 - Messersmith *rr

Instructor's Name: Lara Messersmith-Glavin
Instructor e-mail: lara.messersmith@pcc.edu
Instructor's Phone: 4449
Instructor's Location: Sylvania
Refer to me as: Lara
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course no. or title: RD 90
Course CRN: 40008
# of students: 25
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2012-10-17
Alternate Date: 2012-10-22
Preferred Time: 9:45 am
Alternate Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 50
If other:
Do you need time to discuss non-library matters with your class on the day of
library instruction? No
If yes please specify:
Assignment description and sample topics: Every term I bring my RD 90 classes
to the library to become familiar with the resources there, to learn how to
use the catalog/ILL, and to select a novel for their outside reading projects
for the term. It usually takes a little less than an hour. I've worked with
several staff members so far, and all have been great. The important thing
is to help these students understand what their options are, what resources
are available to them, and then help them find a book they might enjoy
reading. Many of these students have never read a book before, and most have
not used a library. We have a recommended reading list, but it is not
restrictive. There is a 250-page minimum for the novels they choose, and I
prefer that they don't pick books in a series that they're already engaged in
(for example, the third Twilight novel) - I'd rather they try something new.
Students will be able to (check all that apply):
- Develop a search strategy based on their research topics (15 minutes)
- Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other
materials (15 minutes)
- Physically locate items and other resources (brief library tour ) (15

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