The reference librarians at the Salmon Library are eager to work with you to provide enrichment for students. In collaboration with the instructor/professor, the reference librarians can present classroom sessions that are tailored to complement specific assignments, subject areas, or resources. Most often, sessions combine demonstrations of electronic resources, discussions of search strategies, and (when possible) hands-on practice.
Topics covered can include:
To schedule a session, fill out a form here.
There are computer labs for library instruction on the 2nd floor of the south wing. For information about the software available in each lab, click here. Printers are available in each lab.
Room 111 on the first floor can also be used for instruction sessions. This room does not have PCs for the students to use, but wireless is available if they bring laptops.
Course-related or course-integrated library assignments are excellent ways to introduce students to information-gathering and evaluation skills. Here are a few tips for creating effective library assignments:
The library's goals for student instruction are in accordance with the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education prepared and approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). They are as follows:
For more information about the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, visit the Association of College and Research Libraries site.