This room is reserved primarily for library instruction. If you would like to collaborate with a librarian for an instruction session, please send your request and a librarian on your campus will contact you.
Please contact Debbi Lomax if you would like to reserve the library classroom for a different use which does not require a librarian. You may not reserve the room more than one week in advance unless it is for library instruction.
I would like students to be able to remain in the library to use whatever class time remains, allowing them to research further. 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: The essay they will be working on is a straight forward Informative Essay. I expect an array of topics. In the past, I provided topics students chose to the librarian prior to the day of meeting. 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) - Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines (15 minutes) - Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and evaluate best choices in the results list (25 minutes) Other notes: Very helpful, connected to research, is how to choose well a topic in terms of focusing the topic so that they are not just random facts, and selecting well information. Most helpful in the past were the handouts the librarian provided which included exercises that put to use the information they had just been given. I can bring in an example if needed. Also helpful (wonderful) was informing them about what librarians can do to help them - and that the help is available even when they are working from home. Documentation (MLA) and where to find on what is needed was great, and of course they love finding out about the computer being able to properly format for them! Thanks