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Faculty - Class Instruction Sessions

Faculty can arrange sessions which introduce library databases, library research, or source evaluation tailored to specific course assignments.

In these sessions, attention is given to familiarizing students with information literacy skills, research strategies, and new information resources such as online databases and traditional printed information sources. Orientations to special subjects are also possible.

Sessions can be custom-designed to meet the special needs of each class. They can be held in the library itself or in other WSC classrooms. Instructors at distant sites can also arrange to have a librarian travel to their off-campus location.

Policies and Procedures

The library instruction staff of Conn Library makes every effort to accommodate all requests for course-integrated library research instruction.  The goal of these guidelines is to ensure a positive experience for faculty, librarian-instructors, and students.

  • At least two weeks advance notice.
  • Please plan to attend the session. Feedback from students indicates student engagement is higher when the professor is present in order to answer student questions pertaining to the assignment. It also enables you to provide feedback to the librarian, which is an important component in improving this service.
  • Submit the syllabus, research assignment, and sample topics a minimum of three business days prior to the date of the session. Details on creating effective library assignments are available by request.

To request a library instruction session contact Valerie Knight (email or 402-375-7443) or fill out one of the following forms:

Librarians can also be embedded into courses via Sakai to field questions and provide time-appropriate tips about research and library usage.