Library Instruction FAQs
Why should I have my students participate in library instruction?
- Students benefit in many ways by experiencing library instruction sessions. Learning to locate, evaluate and use information in the digital age can be overwhelming. Many students rely on Google and Wikipedia for their resources in completing assignments. Using the library's online databases and other resources provide students quality information that will improve students' outputs.
- Two thirds of learning takes place outside the classroom setting. Make sure your students know that librarians are available and willing to assist them.
- Research shows that library instruction has improved student success by 15%.
How do I schedule a Library Instruction session?
- Contact the Library Instruction Coordinator, Carl Leak, to schedule library instruction. This can be accomplished by phone, 750-2453, email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the online form.
How can my students benefit most from library instruction?
- Timing is critical to scheduling your instruction session. Make sure you have an assignment that the librarian and students know about before coming to the library.
- Discuss the assignment with your students and let them know the importance of libraries to students and researchers.