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Thursday, November 1, 2012

8 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Library instruction for WR 121 / Mary Sylwester (SS)

Instructor's Name: Mary Sylwester
Instructor e-mail: mary.sylwester@pcc.edu
Instructor's Phone: 503-848-2282
Instructor's Location: Rock Creek
Refer to me as: Mary
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course no. or title: WR121
Course CRN: 40284
# of students: 27
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2012-11-01
Alternate Date: 2012-11-08
Preferred Time: 8:00 am
Alternate Time:
Duration: 110
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: Students will be starting work on a
topic of their choice related to Jon Krakauer's *Into the Wild.* Topics may
include the role of wilderness in American life; voluntary simplicity; hobo
lifestyle; dysfunctional father-son relationships; initiation and
coming-of-age rituals involving wilderness. Students will have chosen a
topic and will be starting to look for sources. They will be beginning to
construct an annotated bibliography of relevant materials.
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: If we can have the classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 10:50, I would
like to give the class 40 min or so at the end to look for sources with the
librarian and I circulating among them to offer suggestions.

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