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Actual instruction could be 80, but if possible I would like to let the students, while information is fresh, work on research. 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: I expect an array of topics. In the past, I have provided a list of students chosen topics for the Librarian prior to the Library instruction. The students will have been instructed to bring a well developed draft of their essays to the library. The assignment is a very straight forward Informative Essay. What is most helpful at this stage, is for students to, in addition to finding good information, being able to connect that information in a way that focuses the essay. 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: In the past, the librarian prepared an handout that included exercises for the students to do after having received information. This was a nice success, and if you like, I can bring in a copy of the handout. It is very beneficial when they physically put to use the information provided about researching. Additional information that is handy is about contacting a librarian when they are at home as well as when at school, and MLA documentation, including where to access answers and the "magic" button that will format for them. Thanks