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Request Research Instruction

Request Research Instruction

Fostering the development of information literacy (IL) and enhancing connections between teaching and learning for lifelong success is what we do at Moore Library, and instruction is a key component. Instructors know their students and their needs best. That is why we work with instructors to create an instruction session around an assignment and require instructors to attend the session. We recommend that students have an opportunity to practice the new skills they have learned immediately after instruction.

Instruction options:

  • A series of instruction sessions in a semester
  • One instruction session held in a library instruction room to allow for hands-on practice
  • A demonstration done at your classroom (20-30 minutes)

We also offer 1-1 appointments for faculty AND students for help with maximizing a research effort.

Topics we can cover:

  • An introduction or demonstration of a resources (Library One Search, Grove Music, HeinOnline, Academic Search Premier, etc.), followed by hands-on student practice
  • Review of plagiarism, in-text citation use and works cited page, how to read a database record to create a citation, use of Noodle Tools
  • Topic creation: how to search for ideas and how to broaden and/or narrow a topic
  • Finding journal articles (Including search techniques like identifying keywords, effective use of Boolean searching, truncation, and controlled vocabulary) and distinguishing between popular vs scholarly work.
  • Finding opposing views on a controversial topic
  • Finding images and assigning proper attribution
  • Evaluating Information for authority and bias
  • Evaluating websites
  • IL concepts from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
  • Other – tailored to your course’s need

It all begins with a conversation:

Fill out this Instruction Session Request Form, and a librarian will get back to you.

(Please make your request at least one week ahead of the requested instruction session.)

Quotes from instructors

"I have truly enjoyed working with the librarian in helping to prepare my semester-long project of having students to write a marketing plan. Her library trainings and her creation of the accompanying resource guide have been a wonderful resource for students. For each of these assignments, she would learn about the topics before class and provide many examples and resources during her library trainings. Because of the extra time that she put in, my students felt that the assignments were straight forward. She also would help to show the students resources to assist them in writing in MLA format and how to cite using the library databases as well as Noodle Tools."  ~ Darrell Bartholomew

“You were awesome today, thank you! … You did exactly what we needed.” ~ Professor Aimee LaBrie (CMP-115)

“You really opened up the students eyes to resources available to them. And honestly, it helped me a great deal.” Professor Kenneth Kaissar (CMP-115)

“Thank you for sharing valuable information with my class….You did a great job! ...I know that you are there if I need help with anything.” ~ Professor Dianne Gallo (EDU-106)

Reserving the Library Classroom I

The Library Classroom I (L-337) may be booked no more than one week in advance and if there is no conflict with a library instruction session. Reservations are received on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library Classroom I may be reserved for classes which require a large screen viewing of audio/visual materials or computer presentations. The room may not be used for non-library sponsored events at which no audio visual materials are used. Food and drink are not allowed in the Library Classroom I. If a faculty member wishes to have his/her students use the Library Classroom I for class preparation purposes, the faculty member must assume responsibility for the use of the Library Classroom I, including the equipment use, by the students.

To reserve the room please call one of the following individuals. (Please wait for confirmation)

A list of scheduled events is available on the Library Classroom I, L-337.